Local Viewing Guide: Monday - NBC Chicago

Local Viewing Guide: Monday

Local area athletes will compete in track and field, field hockey, boxing, volleyball, basketball, and soccer on Monday.



    Local Viewing Guide: Monday

    Event: Men's Discus Throw
    Live Stream:Coverage begins at 4:00 a.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Lance Brooks
    Buzz: Brooks, a Millikin University alumni, threw a personal record in the men's discus at the 2012 track and field Olympic trials. His 213 foot, 9-inch throw beat out competitors by nearly six feet.

    Event: Women's 100m Hurdles
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 4:05 a.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Dawn Harper
    Buzz: Harper, an East St. Louis, Ill. native, took home the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. While injuries slowed her since, she is back and healthy for the London Games.

    Event: Women's Field Hockey
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 4:45 a.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Kayla Bashore-Smedley
    Buzz: Leaving London with a second win is not out of the question for Team USA, who has a 1-3 record in the Games. Bashore-Smedley and her teammates will face off against South Africa, who has 0-4 record and allowed the most goals of any teams in these Games.

    Event: Women's 1,500m Race
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 5:50 a.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Morgan Uceny
    Buzz: Uceny makes her Olympic debut in London, though she competed in the Olympic trials for the 2008 Beijing Games. During the 2012 Olympic trials, she locked in her spot on the team with a time of 4:40.59 in the event. She set a personal best record at the Diamond League Memorial van Damme meeting in Brussels with a time of 4:00.06 and went home with the final No. 1 world ranking for 2011.

    Event: Men's 60-kg Greco-Roman Wrestling
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 7:00 a.m.
    Local Athletes to Watch: Ellis Coleman
    Buzz: Coleman makes his Olympic debut in London, but he's no stranger to fame. He became a YouTube sensation and made headlines for his "Flying Squirrel" move at the 2011 Junior Worlds. He will face off against Bulgaria's Ivo Serafimov Angelov in the qualification round.

    Event: Men's 84-kg Greco-Roman Wrestling
    Live Stream:Coverage begins at 7:00 a.m.
    Local Athletes to Watch: Chas Betts
    Buzz: Betts got his start in wrestling at the age of 5 when his dad brought him to a practice. This Minnesota native will compete against Micronesia's Keitani Graham.

    Event: Women's Middleweight Boxing
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 7:30 a.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Claressa Shields
    Buzz: Shields is a pioneer to the women's boxing Olympic event. She was announced as the first female boxer at 165 pounds and the youngest fighter on the 2012 team. Shields had a bye during the first round and will face off against Sweden's Anna Laurell.

    Event: Women's Shot Put
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 4:45 a.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Tia Brooks
    Buzz: Brooks was not always a discus thrower. In fact, she never even considered switching from a sprinter to a thrower until her high school coach convinced her. It only took two throws from Brooks to punch her ticket to London. During the second round of the Olympic trials, she launched the iron ball 18.34m/60-2 to secure her spot on the team.

    Event: Men's Volleyball
    Live Stream:Coverage begins at 2:00 p.m.
    Local Athlete to Watch: Sean Rooney
    Buzz: Team USA is coming off a tough loss against Russia over the weekend. The Russians won 3-2, leaving the men with a 3-1 record in London. They will face off against Tunisia, who is 0-4 in these Games.

    Event: Men's Basketball
    Live Stream:Coverage begins at 4:15 p.m.
    Local Athletes to Watch: Anthony Davis, Andre Iguodala, Deron Williams, Kevin Love
    Buzz: Team USA survived its biggest scare in London on Saturday by holding off Lithuania 99-94. The men will go into Monday's contest against Argentina with a 4-0 record for these Games. Argentina beat Nigeria 93-79 and has a 3-1 record.

    Event: Soccer
    Live Stream:Coverage begins at 1:45 p.m.
    Local Athletes to Watch: Shannon Boxx, Lauren Cheney and Amy LePeilbet
    Buzz: Team USA and Canada will face off in an all-North American Olympic women's soccer semifinal. Only one of these rivals will advance to Thursday's final. Team USA is looking for their third straight women's soccer gold medal in London.