Published July 30, 2012
Ryan Lochte didn't pull through at the end of the men's 4x100 relay on Sunday at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He'll have a chance to redeem himself on Day Three, with an event he's favored to medal in leading off swimming's afternoon session in the Aquatics Center at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The men's 200m freestyle, which is the first of four finals, will not be shown on American TV until NBC's primetime coverage, which begins Monday night at 8 p.m. ET., but a live Olympics swimming stream is available via NBC Live Extra. Here's the schedule for the four medal finals in the pool on Monday.
While Lochte's the reigning world champion in the event, and favored to medal in the 200m free, he's far from the only great swimmer that will be in the pool. Sun Yang of China already has a gold medal in the 400m free this Olympics, and Yannick Agnel of France beat Lochte by a full second in the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay on Sunday. Park Tae-hwan took silver in that 400m free, and South Korea's star will be looking to improve on that.
If Lochte can win gold in the event, Americans might sweep swimming gold on the day. Missy Franklin is a gold contender in the women's 100m backstroke, Matt Grevers is the favorite in the men's 100m backstroke, and Rebecca Soni and Breeja Larson may duel for gold in the women's 100m breaststroke, though Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte swam the fastest time in the latter event this year in qualifying.