(NBCOlympics.com) — Opening Day 12 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the world’s best women’s golfers tee off in round one competition. Meanwhile, Brazilian soccer fans hope to see their football hero Neymar and the rest of his teammates positioned for a gold medal run in the semifinals of men’s soccer. Also, quarterfinal action starts in men’s basketball.
In track and field, the decathlon begins. Defending gold medalist, USA’s Ashton Eaton, will begin to tackle all ten events on his way to a second-consecutive Olympic title. Also on the track, the women’s 200m final will be run in primetime. A race which will take on a new look for the U.S. team after London gold medalist Allyson Felix was unable to qualify for the event at U.S. Trials. Look for Mississippi speedster Tori Bowie to hold her own against the world in Rio.
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Men’s Basketball: Quarterfinals
10:00 am ET – Australia vs. Lithuania – STREAM LIVE
1:30 pm ET – Spain vs. France – STREAM LIVE
5:45 pm ET – United States vs. Argentina – STREAM LIVE
9:15 pm ET – Croatia vs. Serbia – STREAM LIVE
The men’s basketball quarterfinals feature four games played throughout Day 12 beginning at 10:00 am ET.
Not since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney has there been a Gold Medal Match in beach volleyball devoid of U.S. representation. Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst have had the hot hand throughout the Games. The Germans will face the No. 2 team from Brazil, Agatha and Barbara, who in the semifinals plunged the stake in the heart of Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross’ Olympic dream of gold in Rio. The Brazilians dismantled the top U.S. duo in straight sets in a game in which the Americans could not land the needed knockout blow. Relegated to the Bronze Medal Match, Walsh Jennings and Ross will face familiar opponents in the other Brazilian team, Larissa and Talita. The action begins at 9:00 pm ET from Copacabana’s wild ocean-side stadium.
9:00 pm ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match
Walsh Jennings/Ross (USA) vs. Larissa/Talita (BRA)
11:00 pm ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Gold Medal Match
Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) vs. Agatha/Barbara (BRA)
Women’s Boxing: 75kg Quarterfinals
Defending Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields brings her Flint, Michigan-made boxing style to the ring in Rio. Watch Sheilds fight her first bout at 1:30 pm ET in the quarterfinals. A win in the quarterfinals will guarantee Shields a medal.
6:30 am ET
Women’s Golf: Round 1
The United States swept gold, silver and bronze the last time women’s golf was contended at the Olympics back in 1900 in Paris. One hundred and sixteen years later, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko tops the women’s Olympic golf rankings, followed by Canada’s Brooke M. Henderson and South Korea’s Inbee Park. Fourth on the list is Team USA’s Lexi Thompson who has won nine tournaments, including one major, since turning pro in 2010. The U.S. team will also be represented by Stacy Lewis, ranked ninth, and Gerina Piller, ranked 13th.