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Britain Still Looking for First Gold of the Games

With just four medals after four days of competition, the British are getting restless. Bradley Wiggins looks to turn the yellow jersey into gold in the time trial today.

Gold:  Cycling - Men's Road Time Trial - 9:30a.m. (NBCSN) After four days, Great Britain is still looking for their first gold medal of the Games. Bradley Wiggins, who became the first Brit to win the Tour de France this year, starts as the favorite in the men's individual time trial on the road. Wiggins will be challenged by defending champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland and Tony Martin of Germany.  Look for the younger American, Taylor Phinney who finished fourth in the road race, to be a dark horse.

Silver:  Fencing - Women's Individual Sabre - 3:30p.m.  (MSNBC)   American flag bearer Mariel Zagunis led an American medal sweep in Beijing after becoming the first American in a century to win fencing gold with her victory in Athens. With a gold medal, Zagunis would join John Flanagan, Al Oerter and Carl Lewis as only the fourth American, and first woman, to win the same individual event in three consecutive Olympics.

Bronze - Gymnastics - Men's All-Around - 11:30a.m. (NBC Prime Time)  Koehi Uchimuru has won the last three world championships, and many feel that a gold in London would confirm him as the greatest male gymnast of all time.  He was very shaky in the team event, only qualifying in ninth place.  Danell Leyva of the United States was the top qualifier and John Orozco was fourth.  David Belyavskiy or Russia, Fabien Hambuchen of Germany and hometown favorite Kristian Thomas were the other qualifiers in the top five.  Oddly, no Chinese gymnast qualified for the all-around.  Guo Weiyang was the only one who entered all four events in qualifying and he finished one place shy of a spot in the all-around finals, although a withdrawl from anyone in the top 24 could put him in the event.

Also:

U.S. women's water polo at 1:30p.m. against Spain (NBC)

The British soccer team looks to move through to the quarterfinals as they take on Uruguay at 3:00p.m. (NBCSN)

U.S. women's volleyball looks to remain undefeated against China at 3:00p.m. (NBC)

The men's eight in rowing will have the gold medal final, as the U.S. team looked surprisingly good in their heat.

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