Coming Up: Women's Soccer, And America's Hope For Boxing Gold

Aug 9, 2012
Originally published on August 13, 2012 10:26 am

In the London Olympics, 23 medal events will take place in 19 sports today. The big event for many Americans is the women's soccer final, a rematch of last year's World Cup match with Japan. The country is also down to its final hope for a gold medal in boxing, in the form of 17-year-old Claressa Shields.

Here are some highlights of the action. All times refer to the Eastern time zone:


  • 2:45p Women's Soccer Gold Medal Match: USA vs. Japan

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  • 3:00p Women's Gold Medal Match: USA vs. Spain


  • 12:15p Women's Middleweight (75kg) Final: Claressa Shields of USA vs. Nadezda Torlopova of Russia


  • 2:20p Men's Triple Jump Final
  • 2:30p Women's 800m Semifinals
  • 3:00p Men's 800m Final
  • 3:20p Women's 4x100m Relay Round 1
  • 3:55p Men's 200m Final
  • 4:20p Men's Decathlon 1500m


  • 12:00p Women's Semifinal Australia vs. USA


  • 10:00a Women's Semifinal: South Korea vs. USA
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