What to Watch: Rio Olympic Games Day 10

United States' Allyson Felix competes in the 100-meter semifinal during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

(NBCOlympics.com) — One of the most grueling events in track cycling begins on Day 10. The Omnium, with its six races being held over two days, tests riders’ versatility as well as endurance.  Team USA’s Sarah Hammer returns after a performance at the London Olympics where she won silver in the Omnium, missing the top podium spot by just one point.

Quarterfinals begin in men’s beach volleyball, women’s field hockey, and women’s water polo.  The U.S. women’s water polo team won gold in London and hopes to repeat in Rio.

Also, the event finals in gymnastics continue.  On Day 10 catch the men’s rings, men’s vault and women’s balance beam.  Look for Simone Biles to again contend for another individual medal in Rio, this time on beam.

For a full rundown of the action in Rio check out the NBCOlympics.com streaming schedule.  Watch all of the events of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games live on NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app, and on connected set-top boxes.

Beach Volleyball

United States' Nicholas Lucena reaches for a ball during a men's beach volleyball round of 16 match against Austria at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
United States’ Nicholas Lucena reaches for a ball during a men’s beach volleyball round of 16 match against Austria at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Men’s Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinals
The men’s beach volleyball quarterfinals feature four games played throughout Day 10.

3:00 pm ET – Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Alison/Bruno (BRA) –STREAM LIVE

4:00 pm ET – Nummerdor/Varenhorst (NED) vs. Brouwer/Meeuwsen (NED) – STREAM LIVE

10:00 pm ET – Nicolai/Lupo (ITA) vs. Liamin/Barsuk (RUS) – STREAM LIVE

11:00 pm ET – Semenov/Krasilnikov (RUS) vs. Diaz/Gonzalez (CUB) –STREAM LIVE

Cycling

In photo taken with slow shutter speed, cyclists compete in the men's omnium elimination cycling race at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
In photo taken with slow shutter speed, cyclists compete in the men’s omnium elimination cycling race at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Women’s Track Cycling: Omnium
9:59 am ET
10km Scratch Race – STREAM LIVE
3:30 pm ET
3km Individual Pursuit and Elimination Race – STREAM LIVE

Derived from the Latin word meaning “all,” the Omnium is track cycling’s multi-race event.  Cyclists race on the velodrome (vélo is French for bike) in six separate races with names like scratch, elimination, individual pursuit, time trial, flying lap and points over two days. Riders receive points at the end of each race, but just like in golf, lowest score wins.  Returning to the Olympics, London gold medalist Laura Trott of Great Britain will look to defend her title against London silver medalist Sarah Hammer of the U.S. in the Omnium.

Field Hockey

Japan's Maki Sakaguchi, left, fight for the ball with Australia's Mariah Williams, right, during a women's field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Japan’s Maki Sakaguchi, left, fight for the ball with Australia’s Mariah Williams, right, during a women’s field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Women’s Field Hockey: Quarterfinals
9:00a – Game 1 – New Zealand vs. Australia – STREAM LIVE
11:30a – Game 2 – United States vs. Germany – STREAM LIVE
5:00p – Game 3 – Great Britain vs. Spain – STREAM LIVE
7:30p – Game 4 – Netherlands vs. Argentina – STREAM LIVE

The quarterfinals of women’s field hockey get underway on Day 10 in Rio. The U.S. team has turned heads throughout the group stage, faltering just once in their final preliminary match against Great Britain. The most anticipated matchup of the quarterfinals puts world No. 1 Netherlands on the blue pitch with world No. 2 Argentina. The Netherlands are looking to three-peat, and have yet to be pushed in Rio.

Gymnastics

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1:00 pm ET
Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics: Event finals
STREAM LIVE

Men’s rings final
Women’s balance beam final
Men’s vault final

On the second day of event finals in gymnastics, Brazil’s Arthur Zanetti will look to repeat as “Lord of the Rings” in front of a home crowd.  The women’s balance beam competition belongs to the two-time world beam champion Simone Biles on paper, but anything can happen when flipping, spinning and leaping on a surface just 4” wide. In the men’s vault final, 35-year-old Marian Dragulescu of Romania will aim to cap off his comeback—he’s retired multiple times since winning three medals at the 2004 Olympics—with a gold medal.

Track and Field

United States' Emma Coburn competes in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase during the athletics competitions of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
United States’ Emma Coburn competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase during the athletics competitions of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

9:25 am ET
Day 10 Morning Session
STREAM LIVE

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase final

Molding herself into a world class steeplechase runner with the third fastest time on the planet in 2016, the U.S.’ Emma Coburn hopes she can come to Rio and become the first American to win a medal in a race known for its obstacles of fences and water.

7:15 pm ET
Day 10 Evening Session
STREAM LIVE

Women’s 200m round 1
Men’s 800m final
Women’s 400m final

Allyson Felix hopes to find herself with a center lane assignment in the final of the women’s 400m, her only solo event in Rio after she lost out on a chance to defend her 200m Olympic title at Trials by photo finish. In her place, Tori Bowie, Jenna Prandini, and Deajah Stevens will represent the U.S. in the first round of the women’s 200m prelims during the evening session of Day 10 in Rio.

Water Polo

Women’s Water Polo: Quarterfinals
1:10 pm ET – Game 1 – Australia vs. Hungary – STREAM LIVE
2:30 pm ET – Game 2 – Italy vs. China – STREAM LIVE
5:20 pm ET – Game 3 – Brazil vs. United States – STREAM LIVE
6:40 pm ET – Game 4 – Russia vs. Spain – STREAM LIVE

Only eight teams entered the women’s Olympic water polo competition in Rio, which guaranteed everyone would play in the quarterfinals. The only undefeated team heading into the quarterfinals is Italy who will face the winless Chinese squad. Team USA, looking to repeat their gold medal performance from London, will play Brazil. U.S. goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson has a 66 percent save percentage going into the knockout round, while captain Maggie Steffens leads the team on offense with 10 goals on 14 shots.

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