What to watch at the Rio Games: Day 4

(NBCOlympics) – With the world watching, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian hope to win the second-consecutive Olympic team final gold medal for the United States in Rio on Day 4 of the Games.

In soccer, the U.S. women have one more obstacle in group play as they go head-to-head with Colombia.

Over on the beach, Brazil’s Larissa and Talita will have home field advantage against Team USA’s Olympic first-timers Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat.

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

10:00 pm ET
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Virgen/Ontiveros (MEX)

Ten years after splitting up, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena reunited to form the top U.S. men’s beach volleyball team. Dalhausser recalls always hoping to play with Lucena again, determined to find success in a rekindled partnership. Entering the Olympic tournament as the third seed, the U.S. men hope to keep the momentum going with a win against Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros, a team who also grabbed a W in their first match of the Olympic Games.

11:00 pm ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Larissa/Talita (BRA) vs. Fendrick/Sweat (USA)

Under the lights on Copacabana beach and against the top ranked Brazilians, Olympic rookies Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat will be tested when they face off against Rio favorites, Larissa and Talita. Fendrick and Sweat could find themselves in a tough spot with a loss, which would leave them in a must-win situation going into their final match of pool play.



2:10 pm ET
Men’s canoe/kayak C1 final

Team USA’s Casey Eichfeld tries to break out and onto the medals podium in an event historically dominated by European competitors. Eichfeld is sitting in third place entering the C1 semifinals, an event where athletes drop into man-made whitewater rapids and must navigate a slalom-style course. The last time a U.S. canoe athlete won a medal in C1 was at the 1972 Munich Olympics.  James McEwan won bronze, and happens to be the father of Eichfeld’s C2 partner, Devin, in Rio.



3:00 pm ET
Women’s Diving: Synchronized 10m platform final

After being introduced at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the women’s synchronized 10m platform diving competition has been owned by the Chinese.  The U.S. team of Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto hope to hang with the world’s best in Rio.



3:00 pm ET
Women’s Gymnastics: Team final

The most anticipated gymnastics event of the year pits the rest of the world vs. the American women, who have been on a winning streak since they won gold four years ago in London. With three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles, 2012 Olympians Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, and new stars Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian, the U.S. is heavily favored to repeat as Olympic champions.



8:10 am ET
Women’s rowing single sculls quarterfinals

Returning for her second Olympic games, Cambridge, Massachusetts single sculler Gevvie Stone looks to improve upon her seventh place finish from London. Stone will row in the second quarterfinal race Tuesday morning after winning her qualifying heat in Rio.



5:00 pm ET
Men’s Rugby: United States vs. Brazil

The U.S. brings a men’s rugby roster to Rio featuring a former track sprinter (Carlin Isles), an NFL safety (Nate Ebner) and a UK expat captain (Madison Hughes). Some may call them ragtag, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming one of the most entertaining teams to watch in rugby this season.



6:00 pm ET
Women’s Soccer: United States vs. Colombia

The U.S. women close out their preliminary round matches against a Colombia team that’s had more success on the international stage since the 2012 Olympics, but has been unable to find the back of the net in Rio in their first two contests.  Look for Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd to lead the U.S. team on the road to the quarterfinals.



9:00 pm ET
Day 4 Evening Session

Men’s 100m freestyle semifinal
Women’s 200m freestyle final
Men’s 200m butterfly final
Men’s 4x200m freestyle final

Katie Ledecky attempts to extend her reign in the 200m freestyle with an Olympic win, while Michael Phelps tries to reclaim the 200m butterfly throne from South African Chad le Clos, after le Clos left Phelps stunned in the London final.

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