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Olympic Track and FIeld Day 8 Preview

posted by The Track & Field Superblog
Friday, August 10, 2012 at 8:13am EDT

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Each day I’ll be doing a fairly extensive but “just the facts, ma’am” preview. For something a little more narrative, head on over to Flotrack.

Some notes: names in gold, silver or bronze are the medal position predicted by Track and Field News, and all times are Eastern. “Gambler’s picks” are the odds in the UK.

Remember, you can watch live online at NBCOlympics.com
You also want to follow the IAAF’s live blog, they do a fantastic job.

Scheduled TV coverage

All times Eastern; check your local listings at NBCOlympics.com

NBC   8:00pm-midnight   Finals in Track & Field relays, plus finals in BMX Cycling, a men’s Volleyball semifinal, and qualifying in men’s platform Diving. NBC   12:35-1:35am   Finals in the women’s hammer throw and 5000m, and a men’s Water Polo semifinal match. 2:00 PM Men’s Pole Vault final

2012 World Indoor Champion: Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
2011 World Champion: Paweł Wojciechowski (POL)
2008 Olympic Champion: Steven Hooker (AUS)
2012 World Leader: Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Renaud Lavillenie (FRA), Björn Otto (GER), Brad Walker (USA)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Renaud Lavillenie (FRA), Björn Otto (GER), Steven Hooker (AUS)
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2:10 PM Women’s 4x400m Relay heats
Qualifying format: top two in each heat plus two more on time qualify to Saturday’s finals
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Notables by heat…
Heat 1: Jamaica, Ukraine, Belarus, France, Nigeria
Heat 2: USA, Russia, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Brazil

2:35 PM Women’s Hammer Throw final

2011 World Champion: Tatyana Lysenko (RUS)
2008 Olympic Champion: Aksana Miankova (BLR)
2012 World Leader: Aksana Miankova (BLR)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Aksana Miankova (BLR), Betty Heidler (GER), Tatyana Lysenko (RUS)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Tatyana Lysenko (RUS), Betty Heidler (GER), Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)
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2:45 PM Men’s 4x100m Relay heats
Qualifying format: top two in each heat plus two more on time qualify to Saturday’s finals
Notables by heat…
Heat 1: Jamaica, Netherlands, Great Britain, Canada
Heat 2: USA, Trinidad, France, Germany, Brazil, Japan

3:05 PM Women’s 5000 Meters final

2012 World Indoor Champion (3000m): Hellen Obiri (KEN) — not entered
2011 World Champion: Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)
2008 Olympic Champion: Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)
2012 World Leader: Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN), Meseret Defar (ETH), Sally Kipyego (KEN)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH), Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN), Meseret Defar (ETH)
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3:40 PM Women’s 4x100m Relay final

2011 World Champions: USA
2008 Olympic Champions: Russia
2012 World Leader: USA
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: USA, Jamaica, Trinidad
Gambler’s Medal Picks: USA, Jamaica, Trinidad
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3:55 PM Women’s 1500 Meters final

2012 World Indoor Champion: Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)
2011 World Champion: Jenny Simpson (USA) — not qualified
2008 Olympic Champion: Pamela Jelimo (KEN)
2012 World Leader: Abeba Aregawi (ETH)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Aslı Çakir (TUR), Abeba Aregawi (ETH), Morgan Uceny (USA)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Abeba Aregawi (ETH), Aslı Çakir (TUR), Lisa Dobriskey (GBR)
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4:20 PM Men’s 4x400m Relay final

2012 World Indoor Champion: USA
2011 World Champion: USA
2008 Olympic Champion: USA
2012 World Leader: Bahamas and USA
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: USA, Belgium, Bahamas
Gambler’s Medal Picks: USA, Bahamas, Great Britain
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