Rio 2016: 5 Things to Watch at the Olympics on Tuesday


Get ready for day four! From women’s gymnastics to men’s swimming, here are five events to watch at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, August 9.

1. Women’s Gymnastics Team Final

Livestream: 3:00 p.m. ET

NBC: 8:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team, led by Aly Raisman, is a fan favorite to take home the gold. All eyes are expected to be on breakout star Simone Biles as the team tries for its second consecutive Olympic gold medal.

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US gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Madison Kocian, Lauren Hernandez and Alexandra Raisman pose for a photo during the qualifying for the women’s Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

2. Men’s 200-Meter Butterfly Swimming Final

Livestream: 9:28 p.m. ET

NBC: 9:28 p.m. ET

Decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, who has won the most medals in Olympics history (23!), will face off against Tamás Kenderesi of Hungary, who won his heat and semifinal in the event. Phelps is the U.S. medal hopeful.

Michael Phelps
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps swam the second-fastest 200-meter butterfly time in the semifinals on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at the Rio Olympic Games. Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/TNS via Getty Images

3. Women’s Soccer, United States vs. Colombia

Livestream: 6:00 p.m. ET

NBCSN: 6:00 p.m. ET

The reigning World Cup champions led by captain Carli Lloyd, the U.S. women’s team will compete against Colombia in Manaus, Brazil. In addition to being able to watch on TV and via livestream, fans can follow the action on social media using the hashtag #USAvCOL.

4. Women’s 200-Meter Swimming Freestyle

Livestream: 9:19 p.m. ET

NBC: 9:19 p.m. ET

Katie Ledecky will aim for her third 2016 Olympic medal against some stiff competition: Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström, who qualified ahead of Ledecky on Monday night, and Italy’s Federica Pellegrini, who holds the 200-meter freestyle world record.

5. Women’s Beach Volleyball, United States vs. Brazil

Livestream: 3:30 p.m. ET

NBC: 3:45 p.m. ET

Following their devastating loss on Sunday morning, Team USA’s Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick will take on Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes in the women’s preliminary match.

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