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Olympic Track and Field Day 9 Preview

posted by The Track & Field Superblog
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 9:36am EDT

Obsessive Coverage from an Obsessive Fan: All things pertaining to the highest levels of track & field, road racing, and cross country

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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

MSNBC   4:00-8:00am   LIVE coverage of the men’s 50km walk MSNBC   Noon-2:00pm   LIVE coverage of the women’s 20km walk NBC   8:00pm-midnight   Track & Field finals include men’s 4×100 and women’s 4×400 relays. Also, the men’s platform Diving semifinal and final, and the women’s Volleyball final. 4:00 AM Men’s 50 km Race Walk

LIVE coverage on MSNBC
2012 World Cup Champion: Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS)
2011 World Champion: Sergey Bakulin (RUS)
2008 Olympic Champion: Alex Schwazer (ITA) — not entered (doping case)
2012 World Leader: Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Alex Schwazer (ITA), Yohann Diniz (FRA), Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Sergey Bakulin (RUS), Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS), Denis Nizhegorodov (RUS)
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I went out and watched a 50k walk once. Emphasis on once.

Noon Women’s 20 km Race Walk

LIVE coverage on MSNBC
2012 World Indoor Champion: Elena Lashmanova (RUS)
2011 World Champion: Olga Kaniskina (RUS)
2008 Olympic Champion: Olga Kaniskina (RUS)
2012 World Leader: Elmira Alembekova (RUS)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Olga Kaniskina (RUS), Elena Lashmanova (RUS), Hong Liu (CHN)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Olga Kaniskina (RUS), Hong Liu (CHN), Elena Lashmanova (RUS)
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2:00 PM Women’s High Jump

2012 World Indoor Champion: Chaunté Lowe (USA)
2011 World Champion: Anna Chicherova (RUS)
2008 Olympic Champion: Tia Hellebaut (BEL)
2012 World Leader: Anna Chicherova (RUS)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Anna Chicherova (RUS), Chaunté Lowe (USA), Svetlana Shkolina (RUS)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Anna Chicherova (RUS), Chaunté Lowe (USA), Tia Hellebaut (BEL)
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2:20 PM Men’s Javelin Throw final

2011 World Champion: Matthias de Zordo (GER)
2008 Olympic Champion: Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR)
2012 World Leader: Vítezslav Veselý (CZE)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Vítezslav Veselý (CZE), Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (UKR), Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Vítezslav Veselý (CZE), Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR), Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (UKR)
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2:30 PM Men’s 5000 Meters final

2012 World Indoor Champion (3000m): Bernard Lagat (USA)
2011 World Champion: Mo Farah (GBR)
2008 Olympic Champion: Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
2012 World Leader: Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Mo Farah (GBR), Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH), Bernard Lagat (USA)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH), Mo Farah (GBR), Bernard Lagat (USA)
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3:00 PM Women’s 800 Meters final

2012 World Indoor Champion: Pamela Jelimo (KEN)
2011 World Champion: Mariya Savinova (RUS)
2008 Olympic Champion: Pamela Jelimo (KEN)
2012 World Leader: Pamela Jelimo (KEN)
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Pamela Jelimo (KEN), Mariya Savinova (RUS), Fantu Magiso (ETH)
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Caster Semenya (RSA), Mariya Savinova (RUS), Pamela Jelimo (KEN)
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3:25 PM Women’s 4x400m Relay final

2012 World Indoor Champions: Great Britain
2011 World Champion: USA
2008 Olympic Champion: USA
2012 World Leader:
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: USA, Russia, Jamaica
Gambler’s Medal Picks: USA, Russia, Jamaica
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4:00 PM Men’s 4x100m Relay final

2011 World Champion: Jamaica
2008 Olympic Champion: Jamaica
2012 World Leader:
Track and Field News’ Medal Picks: Jamaica, USA, Trinidad
Gambler’s Medal Picks: Jamaica, USA, Trinidad
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