London 2012 Olympics: Wednesday viewer’s guide

By Lindsay Applebaum

Aly Raisman gave the United States another gymnastics darling at the London Games with a brilliant floor routine that earned her a second gold medal on Tuesday. Raisman, who helped lead the Americans to women’s team gold, also took bronze on the balance beam while individual all-around champion Gabby Douglas closed her memorable Olympics on a disappointing end note.

U.S. women's soccer

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On the track, Americans Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells took silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 100-meter hurdles while Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and Americans Wallace Spearman, Maurice Mitchell and Isiah Young all advanced to today’s men’s 200-meter semifinals.

In the pool, the U.S. women’s water polo outlasted Australia in overtime in a thrilling semifinal. And on the hardwood, the U.S. women’s basketball team moved on to the semifinals, where they’ll face Australia — the team they beat in each of the last three gold medal games.

What’s on tap for Wednesday? You’re about to find out.

Going for gold

Here is the list of sports that will hand out medals today, along with their respective times and channels on NBC’s coverage platforms (and for a full look at today’s TV schedule, check our listings here):

Can Jennifer Kessy (left) and April Ross spoil Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor's golden three-peat? (Petr David Josek/AP)

Beach volleyball – women’s bronze (2 p.m., NBC) and gold (4 p.m., streaming): Two-time defending gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor go for the three-peat against fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, who stunned top-seeded Brazilians Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca in a three-set semifinal.

Canoe/kayak – men’s K-1 1000m, men’s C-1 1000m, men’s K-2 1000m, women’s K-4 500m (4:30 a.m., streaming)

Equestrian – individual jumping final (10 a.m., NBC)

Sailing – men’s 49er (8 a.m., streaming)

Table tennis – men’s team; China vs. South Korea (9:40 a.m., streaming)

Taekwondo – women’s 49kg, men’s 58 kg (5:15 p.m., streaming)

Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter will go for a second Olympic medal at these Summer Games. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Track and field (streaming):

  • Women’s long jump (3:05 p.m.)
  • Women’s 400m hurdles (3:45 p.m.)
  • Women’s 200m (4 p.m.): Carmelita Jeter looks to add to the silver medal she won in the 100.
  • Men’s 110m hurdles (4:15 p.m.): American Jason Richardson is in the field, along with defending champion Dayron Robles.

Wrestling – women’s freestyle 48kg, 63kg (2:48 p.m., streaming)

Best of the rest

Men’s decathlon (5 a.m., streaming)

Men’s volleyball quarterfinals – U.S. vs. Italy (11 a.m., NBC)

Men’s water polo quarterfinals – U.S. vs. Croatia (3 p.m., NBC)

Play time is over for Russell Westbrook and Team USA, which faces Australia in today's quarterfinals. (Victor R. Caivano/AP)

Men’s basketball quarterfinals – U.S. vs. Australia (5:15 p.m., NBC basketball channel)

Miss anything? Read past live blogs: Opening Ceremonies | Day 1 | Day 2Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11