NBC 7 looks over the massive schedule of events from the 2016 Rio Olympics for Thursday, August 11 and brings you seven moments to watch:
TEAM USA WOMEN'S CYCLING ON TRACK TO WIN GOLD
Temecula native Sarah Hammer will take the cycling track at 12:19 p.m. PT at the Rio Olympic Velodrome for qualifying races in the women’s team pursuit.
Team USA won the World Championships in March for the United States’ first ever pursuit title, male or female. Led Hammer, the U.S. bested Team Canada in the finals; they could sneak their way on to the podium in Rio.
Teammate Jennifer Valente, a San Diego native, will also compete in the women’s team pursuit. The track cycling Olympian is a graduate of Southern California’s Fusion Academy High School.
How to Watch: See the cycling live stream beginning at noon PT here.
LEDECKY, PHELPS LOOK TO CONTINUE GOLD RUSH
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will race against each other for the final time in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday, ending a 13-year rivalry that has been one of the greatest in swimming history. They are the top two all-time performers in the event.
Katie Ledecky set a new Olympic record in her 800m freestyle heat. The final is Friday night.
BILES WINS INDIVIDUAL GOLD
Simone Biles lived up to all the expectations, winning gold in the individual all-around — her second gold medal at the Rio Olympics, the fourth straight for the United States. Her teammate Aly Raisman took silver.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL FACE HOST BRAZIL
The crowd will be against them when the U.S. men’s volleyball team takes on host Brazil men's volleyball tournament. The team will be looking to rebound after a stunning opening match upset against Canada and close loss against Italy on Tuesday.
"It was an unfortunate way to start the tournament," USA captain David Lee said following the Canada loss. "We didn't find a level of consistency that we could sustain throughout the match.”
San Diegans have been following Lee's Olympic journey. He is from Alpine and his folks still live here.
The U.S. is in last place in Pool A, and needs to find success in their next two matches to advance to the quarterfinals.
How to Watch: Catch the event live online at 6:30 p.m. PT.
US Judoka Kayla Harrison is Golden Again
Kayla Harrison became the first American to defend an Olympic judo title when she forced France's Audrey Tcheumeo to tap out in the final of 78-kg competition Thursday.
Harrison tore her MCL five months before the London Olympics. Although she was able to come back and win gold, she had to undergo reconstructive surgery in 2013 and was sidelined for about a year. Harrison has since come back and regained her status as world No. 1 in her weight class.
"I felt like I still had something left," Harrison said of her decision to compete at another Olympics. "I felt like there was still something deep inside of me that wanted to prove that not only was I the best that the United States had ever seen, but one of the best that the judo world had ever seen.”
FIELD HOCKEY LOOKS TO BUILD ON WINS
Team USA’s women’s field hockey team looks to maintain momentum after two surprising wins against Argentina and Australia. Next up is India in Pool B of the women's field hockey tournament.
"It's not the underdog, it's not whatever, it's just us, united as strong and resilient and gritty," Michelle Vittese said.
How to Watch: Catch the event live online at 3:30 p.m. PT.
WATER POLO CONTINUES QUEST FOR BACK-TO-BACK GOLDS
The United States women were in complete control right from the start of against an over-matched China, improving to 36-2 in 2016 water polo contests.