Olympic Gymnastics TV Schedule: When & Where to See Men's All-Around Competition

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Olympic Gymnastics TV Schedule: When & Where to See Men's All-Around Competition
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The United States will be aiming to redeem its dismal performance in Monday's men's team final with a strong individual outing in the men's all-around competition on Day 5.

American standouts Danell Leyva and John Orozco will be two of the favorites to take home gold, as they both have all of the physical traits necessary to claim a spot atop the Olympic podium.

Here is everything you need to know before the action heats up at the North Greenwich Arena on Day 5 from the 2012 London Olympics

 

What: Men's Individual All-Around

When: Wednesday, August 1

Live Start Time: 11:30 a.m. ET

Watch: NBC

Coverage: 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET

 

What to Watch

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Americans Danell Leyva and John Orozco posted impressive scores during qualifications and will certainly be among the medal contenders on Day 5. Leyva is the defending world champion on the parallel bars, while Orozco is coming off a gold medal performance in the all-around at the 2012 U.S. National Championships in St. Louis.

The disappointment of Monday's men's team final has without a doubt lit a fire under both gymnasts, as they hope to go out with a bang in 2012, finishing 1-2 on the podium and proving that they are better than fifth place.

 

Non-Americans to Keep an Eye On

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There are a handful of talented international gymnasts capable of snagging gold on Wednesday in London. Japan's Kohei Uchimura is one of the more notable athletes capable of stealing the spotlight from the American challengers. Uchimura won silver in the men's individual all-around four years ago in Beijing and is the defending world champion in the event as well.

Germany's Fabian Hambuechen is another international gymnast to keep an eye on in London. Hambuechen won a bronze medal in the men's high bar at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing and put together a strong effort during qualifications, finishing with one of the highest scores in the competition. 

There will be plenty of entertaining routines to watch for on Wednesday, as the men go all out, displaying their best and attempting to cash in on four years of hard work and preparation. 

 

Follow Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Patrick Clarke on Twitter for more reaction on the 2012 London Olympics this summer. 

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