(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.
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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
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.