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Local Athlete Viewing Guide: Monday



    Local Athlete Viewing Guide: Monday
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    Two days into the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Team USA has already earned 11 medals - three gold, five silver and three bronze. They trail China in total medal count by one.

    Day 3 promises to be just as exciting with local athletes competing in Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving, Basketball, Rowing and Water Polo. Take a look at these local athletes to watch:

    Event: Men's Gymnastics Final at 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Live Stream:Main feed begins at 10:26 a.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Sam Mikulak
    Buzz: Mikulak and teammates Jake Dalton, Danell Levya, John Orozco and Jonathan Horton enter the Finals in the top spot. In the qualifying rounds, they outscored the world’s two top-ranked teams, China and Japan.

    Event: Swimming at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    Live Stream:Preliminaries begin at 3:56 a.m., Finals begin at 1:26 p.m.
    Local Athletes to watch: Matt Grevers and Allison Schmitt
    Buzz: Grevers and Schmitt are back in the pool for Day 3 of swimming qualifications and finals.

    Lake Forest native Grevers swam his way to the finals in the Men's 100-Meter Backstroke on Sunday, an event he lost to world-record holder Aaron Peirsol during the Beijing Games. But Peirsol retired last year after the Pan American games, leaving the door wide open for Grevers.

    Schmitt heads into the Women's 200-Meter Freestyle Qualification searching for gold. On Saturday she took home bronze in the Women's 4x100-Meter Freestyle Relay and Sunday she took home silver in the Women's 400-Meter Freestyle. She'll face stiff competition from France's Camille Muffat who won gold in the 400-Meter Freestyle race with an Olympic record-breaking time of 4:01:45.

    Event: Diving at 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Live Stream:Begins at 8:56 a.m.
    Local Athlete to watch: David Boudia
    Buzz: Boudia goes into the Men's Synchronized 10-Meter Platform Final with teammate Nick McCrory looking to medal. He made his Olympic debut in Beijing, where he placed 5th in the same event. Boudia and McCrory are considered long shots, but their strength and determination may just be enough.

    Event: Women's Basketball at 4:15 p.m. on NBC Basketball Channel (Specialty: Basketball)
    Live Stream:Begins at 4:15 a.m.
    Local Athletes to watch: Seimone Augustus, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore, Candace Parker and Lindsay Whalen
    Buzz: Team USA's quest to win five consecutive gold medals continues as they face off against Angola. The women got off to a lackluster start and struggled before they pulled away to beat Croatia 81-56. Angola had a rocky start to their Olympic debut, after losing to Turkey 72-50 on Saturday.

    Event: Rowing at 9:30 a.m.
    Live Stream:Begins at 3:30 a.m.
    Local Athletes to watch: Sarah Zelenka and Megan Kalmoe
    Buzz: The Rowing competition continues for both Zelenka and Kalmoe in their second day of competing.

    Zelenka of Itasca advanced with teammate Sarah Hendershot to the Women's Rowing Pair on Saturday. While they are considered long-shots, the pair finished two seconds behind the favored Great Britain team to secure their spot in the finals.

    Kalmoe enters the Women's Quadruple Skulls Repechage alongside teammates Adrienne Martelli, Kara Kohler and Natalie Dell looking for a spot in the finals, after losing their heat on Saturday. If they win this heat, then they will advance to the finals on Wednesday.

    Event: Women's Water Polo at 1:30 p.m.
    Live Stream:Begins at 12:20 p.m.
    Local Athletes: Melissa Seidemann and Betsey Armstrong
    Buzz: The women are looking for their first gold medal after heartbreaking one-goal losses at each of the last two games. They settled for bronze in Athens and Silver in Beijing. Team USA will face off against Hungary during their first preliminary round in the London Games.