The United States men's gymnastics team will shoot for Olympic gold on Day 3 in the men's team finals in London.
Team USA, led by first-time Olympians Danell Leyva and John Orozco, looks to be the favorite to win gold after a strong qualifying session.
Although most Americans will wait to see how the finals unfold on NBC's primetime coverage Monday night, fans can tune into the live stream to catch all the action as it happens at North Greenwich Arena in London.
Here is everything you need to know to view the men's gymnastics team final live from the 2012 Games.
When: Monday, July 30
Start Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Live Streaming: NBCOlympics.com
Americans In Uncharted Territory
Team USA's men's gymnastics is on the verge of accomplishing the unthinkable this summer, winning gold in the team final. The Americans have capitalized so far on the shortcomings of both favorites Japan and China, who struggled mightily in qualifications. Coming into the London Games, many projected the U.S. team as a bronze medal challenger, but hardly a threat to take home gold.
After a strong outing early on, the Americans have a great shot at becoming the first U.S. men's team to win gold in a non-boycotted Olympics. There is still plenty of time for Japan and China to bounce back from their brutal performances in qualifications, but they will likely need some help from Team USA in the form of mental errors and pressure-caused mistakes.
Danell Leyva will be the gymnast to watch on the parallel bars on Monday. The 20-year-old is the reigning world champion on the apparatus, and is more than capable of throwing down the best routine in London. Meanwhile, on the horizontal bar, John Orozco shows great promise as an American set to excel. Orozco earned silver on the bar at the 2012 U.S. National Championships in lead up to the Olympics.
Olympic veteran Jonathan Horton is also a star to watch on the horizontal bar for Team USA. Horton won silver on the bar in 2008 in Beijing, and helped the Americans to a bronze in the team final. Four years later, Horton's experience on the apparatus could lift the United States to an unimaginable gold medal in the team competition.
US Lineup for Men's Team Final
Three American men will compete in each of the six events in the team final. Here are the five American members and the expected lineups for the U.S. team in Monday's final at the North Greenwich Arena.
|Floor Exercise||Leyva, Mikulak, Dalton|
|Pommel Horse||Leyva, Mikulak, Orozco|
|Still Rings||Dalton, Horton, Orozco|
|Vault||Orozco, Mikulak, Dalton|
|Parallel Bars||Mikulak, Orozco, Leyva|
|Horizontal Bar||Orozco, Horton, Leyva|
*All Information Coutesy of NBCOlympics.com.
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