What to Watch: Day 15

by | August 10, 2012 at 9:14 PM | General, Olympics, Olympics Watch, Sports

Brazil and Mexico fight for gold on the pitch at Wembley, Daley looks to rebound from diving defeat, and the U.S. women aim for their fifth straight basketball title. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 15.

Women’s Basketball – The U.S. women are back in the hunt for gold Saturday night, and are aiming for their fifth straight title when they square off against France. Team leader Diana Taurasi is prepared to go toe-to-toe with their ladies, but it won’t be easy; the French took out an Australian team that gave the U.S. fits in the semis. May the best women win!

Men’s Soccer – Shockingly, neither Brazil nor Mexico has ever won gold at the Olympics, but one of these countries will be able to put that to bed Saturday when they meet at London’s historic Wembley Stadium. Giovani dos Santos is out for Mexico, so Brazil has the advantage, and would love to start their four years leading up the Rio Olympics off right.

Men’s 10m Platform Diving – Qiu Bo is the odds on favorite to win gold Saturday night, but a host of the world’s top divers, including synchro bronze medalist David Boudia, hometown favorite Tom Daley, and wildcard Mexican diver German Sanchez look to keep the Chinese from earning their fifth diving gold of the London Olympics.

Women’s Volleyball – The U.S. women hope to avenge a Beijing gold medal game loss to Brazil in this rematch of volleyball titans. The key for Team USA? Attacker Destinee Hooker, who was left off the 2008 squad and nearly quit the sport before the coach convinced her to return. She looks to prove her worth and lead the team to gold in London.

Men’s 4x100m Relay – The U.S. women shattered the 4x100m world record by almost a half-second Friday night. Now it’s the men’s turn, who fielded the third, fourth, and fifth fastest runners of the open 100m. They’ll likely be staring at the back of Usain Bolt when they cross the finish, but Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin, and Ryan Bailey should make it interesting.

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