What to Watch: Rio Olympics Day 6

Bubba Watson

Day 6 in Rio marks the return of golf to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absense. Watch to see if PGA Tour pros Bubba Watson (USA), Henrik Stenson (SWE) and Rickie Fowler (USA), the top three qualifiers for the Olympics, can carve up Rio’s brand new championship course. Also, men’s rugby will award gold, silver and bronze in the inaugual Olympic rugby sevens competition.

Across town, Simone Biles is expected to compete for her first individual Olympic medal in the women’s all-around competition, while Kayla Harrison hopes to repeat her gold-medal-winning experience from London for the U.S. in judo. Swimming fans will look forward to the final of the men’s 200m individual medley, where Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte could go head-to-head one last time, after Phelps edged out Lochte for gold at the last Olympic Games.

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.

Archery

2:00 pm ET
Women’s Archery: Individual medal matches
STREAM LIVE

South Korea’s Ki Bo-Bae looks to become the first woman to repeat as Olympic gold medalist in individual archery.

Beach Volleyball

2:30 pm ET
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Fendrick/Sweat (USA) vs. Ukolova/Birlova (RUS)
STREAM LIVE

4:00 pm ET
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Nicolai/Lupo (ITA)
STREAM LIVE

Dalhausser and Lucena square off against Italy’s Nicolai and Lupo, the same team who, in 2012, knocked Dalhausser and partner Todd Rogers out of the Olympic tournament in London in the round of 16.

Golf

6:30 pm ET
Men’s Golf: Round 1
STREAM LIVE

With the guys named Day, Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy and Scott electing to stay home, look for a Bubba (Watson), Rickie (Fowler), Sergio (Garcia) and Henrik (Stenson) to make headlines in the first Olympic golf tournament since 1904.

Gymnastics

3:00 pm ET
Women’s Gymnastics: Individual all-around final
STREAM LIVE

All eyes will be on the U.S.’ Simone Biles as she enters her first Olympic all-around competition as the overwhelming favorite to leave Rio with gold.  With only two spots per team available in the final, Biles’ teammate and 2012 Olympic all-around champ, Gabby Douglas may or may not have the chance to defend her title.  2012 Olympic bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina, China’s Shang Chunsong and Switzerland’s Giulia Steingruber could also be contending for a medal.

Judo

9:00 am ET
Women’s Judo: -78kg qualifying and eliminations
STREAM LIVEMat 1 | Mat 2

World No. 1 Kayla Harrison attempts to defend her 2012 Olympic gold medal against judoka which includes her biggest rival, Brazil’s own Mayra Aguiar.

2:30 pm ET
Women’s Judo: -78kg Repechages, Bronze, Gold Medal Matches
STREAM LIVE

Rugby

11:30 am ET and 4:30 pm ET
Men’s Rugby: Bronze and Gold Medal Matches – Teams TBD
STREAM LIVE

Swimming

9:00 pm ET
Day 6 Evening Session
STREAM LIVE

Men’s Men’s 50m freestyle semifinals
Men’s 100m butterfly semifinals
Men’s 200m individual medley final
Women’s 100m freestyle final

For swimming fans, Day 6 in Rio could be a day to remember, if Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte can both make it into the men’s 200m individual medley final and have one last duel in the pool. The two U.S. swimmers account for six of the last nine Olympic medals awarded in the event (three gold for Phelps, two silver and one bronze for Lochte).

Volleyball

9:35 pm ET
Men’s Volleyball: Brazil vs. United States
STREAM LIVE

The U.S. men’s team walks into volleyball-crazed Brazil to face the host nation on Day 6.  Expect a packed house at Maracanãzinho, known in Brazil as “the spiritual home of volleyball.”

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