Everything you need to know about tonight's Olympic primetime coverage—without knowing what actually happened.
WOMEN’S 200M BACKSTROKE
Americans Elizabeth Beisel and Missy Franklin—MISSY. FRANKLIN.—qualified for the event in first and second, respectively. Along with Russian Anastasia Zueva, they’re the favorites for gold. It’s Franklin’s last chance for a second individual medal, while Beisel won silver in the 400m Individual Medley, despite being 19 years old, which, I believe makes her old enough to be Missy Franklin’s grandmother. This race is a race in the sense that a bunch of people are swimming in the same pool at the same time. But it really just ends up being a competition between one person and a steadily-moving, horizontal, neon line.