The stage is set for a trio of women's gymnastics superpowers seeking Olympic supremacy.
Although they're a world apart, all three teams have grown rather familiar with one another recently. An American squad featuring four of the five current U. Olympians captured top honors, while Russia settled for second place without one of the its top performers.
Russia was edged for first place once again at the 2012 European Gymnastics Championships, this time by Romania.
It's been a round-robin tournament of sorts between the three teams lately, and an exciting conclusion awaits at the Summer Olympics. Russia Russia is in the midst of an unprecedented gold-medal drought in Olympic competition.
Gold medal-winning teams are always driven by strong individual performances. The country hasn't claimed a team title in women's gymnastics since 1988, when the Soviet Union topped Romania in Seoul, South Korea.
United States' Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. (AP Photo | Dmitri Lovetsky) The Simone Biles show returns on Sunday night, when the gymnastics all-around gold medalist competes in the women's uneven bars. Shakur Stevenson: 13 things to know Biles will face two teammates in the uneven bars: Madison Kocian and 2012 all-around champion Gabby Douglas.
Biles has won two gold medals at the Rio Olympics, leading the "Final Five" U. Here are the broadcast schedule and program notes from NBC: 4 p.m.
– Midnight Women's Diving – Springboard Gold Medal Final Track & Field (LIVE) Women's Triple Jump – Gold Medal Final Men's 400m – Gold Medal Final Men's 100m – Gold Medal Final Gymnastics – Individual Event Gold Medal Finals Men's Floor Women's Vault Men's Pommel Horse Women's Bars a.m. Gymnastics – Individual Event Gold Medal Finals Women's Beach Volleyball – Quarterfinal a.m.
Wrestling – Greco-Roman Gold Medal Finals (LIVE) Cycling – Track Gold Medal Finals (LIVE) Women's Weightlifting – +75kg Gold Medal Final (LIVE) p.m.
Hungary (LIVE) Men's Boxing – Gold Medal Final, Elimination Round p.m.
Wrestling – Greco-Roman Qualifying (LIVE) Men's Shooting – Men's Rifle, Three Positions Final (LIVE) MSNBC 1 p.m.
News Recap Boxing – Elimination Matches Men's Basketball – U.