2012 Summer Olympics

Olympics 2012 Schedule: The Best Events on the Final Day of Action

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Scott CarasikContributor IIAugust 12, 2012

The final day of action counts down in London as the Olympics are coming to a close for 2012. There are still some great events yet to happen that will be taking place on the final day of competition.

There is still wrestling, boxing, women's modern pentathlon, basketball and more available. And with the final day of action left, it's a shame to see the Olympics will finally be over. Here's how to catch the best events on the final day.

 

Men's 96 Kilogram (211.5 pound) Wrestling

How to watch: From 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ET on MSNBC

Who the favorites are: Jake Varner, Reza Yazdani, Serhat Balci, Ruslan Sheikhau

Qualifying is early on and then the championship matches and repechage will take place later on. Jake Varner is the Americans' best hope for gold. However, Reza Yazdani won the last world competition in wrestling. Serhat Balci finished in second in that competition while Rusian Sheikhau finished in third. 

 

Men's Basketball Gold Medal Game

United States vs. Spain

How to watch: From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Who the favorite is: United States

The American men's basketball team has been dominant this year. While they may never be the dream team of 1992, the combination of talent with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant leading the team should be enough to win another gold medal. Now, it's just going to be interesting to see just how good the Spanish team stacks up.

 

Women's Modern Pentathlon

How to watch: Fencing and swimming at 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports, riding and combined from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN Sports.

The women's pentathlon looks like it's going to be just as fun to watch as the men's. It's always interesting to watch these athletes take on the five events and see how they do in each one. The fifth and final pentathlon event, a combination of shooting and a three-km run, will help determine the medalists.

 

Men's Boxing, Gold Medal Matches

How to watch: All championship matches from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET on CNBC

In the flyweight final, Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia takes on Robiesy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba at 8:30 a.m. Flyweight boxing is always fun to watch because of the speed between the two competitors.

In the lightweight division, Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine takes on Soon-hul Chan of South Korea in the final at 8:45 a.m. Lomachenko looks to be the favorite in this one, but Han has played an underdog role throughout the Games to even get to the final.

At welterweight, the United Kingdom's Fred Evans takes on Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev in the final at 9:15 a.m. This looks to be a very good matchup, but Evans has the benefit of being part of the home team. Look for the UK boxer to take advantage of the crowd in his match.

At light heavyweight it looks to be a battle of the Russian Egor Mekhontcev versus Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov in the 9:45 a.m. fight. This is a natural rivalry here between the two former Soviet Union countries and looks like an even matchup.

Roberto Cammarelle of Italy and the United Kingdom's Anthony Joshua square off at 10:15 a.m. to go after the super heavyweight title. These two men both have tremendous punching power. Plus, who doesn't like a good heavyweight title match?

 

Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek, runs the NFL Draft Website ScarDraft.com and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.

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