Olympic Gymnastics, Individual Events: Rings, Uneven Bars And Men's Vault Decided Monday

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Published August 06, 2012

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Gabby Douglas will show off why she earned her "Flying Squirrel" moniker as she looks for her third gold of the Olympics on the uneven bars, while Sam Mikulak will try to earn a victory for the United States in men's vault.

Gabby Douglas already showed the world her talents by winning all-around gold. But can she prove to be the best in her best apparatus?

NBC has told you a few hundred times that Douglas earned her nickname of "The Flying Squirrel" for her ability to fly through the air off the bars. Now, she'll compete amongst the world's best on the apparatus. Douglas won't be a favorite for gold -- her performance on the bars was third in the all-around competition and sixth in qualifications -- but she has a decent shot at medaling. She'll also later participate in the individual finals of the balance beam.

Sam Mikulak will represent the United States in the men's vault, where he placed fourth in qualifications. Also contested will be the men's rings, which doesn't have any American competitors, unless you count Puerto Rico's Tommy Ramos.

The events will all be streamed live at the NBCOlympics official site and broadcast later via tape-delay during NBC's primetime slot from 7 p.m.-midnight. Here's when the events will take place. All times are Eastern.

Men's rings: 9:00 a.m.

Women's uneven bars: 9:50 a.m.

Men's vault: 10:41 a.m.

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