By Jamie MacDonald | Aug. 13, 2016, 1:52 a.m. (ET)

Officially, the second week of Olympic action is underway. The spotlight has moved away from the pool in primetime and to the track, where Team USA on Friday posted a handful of encouraging showings — and won gold, courtesy the "Shot Diva" — and remains well out in front of the medals race with 49. Take a look below to find out where the Team USA storylines and medals may come on Day 9 (times ET and available for live streaming event coverage on NBCOlympics.com).

Saturday, Aug. 13


Golf's third round tees off with Team USA's golfers looking to build on Friday’s momentum. In their second rounds, Matt Kuchar picked up a stroke to get to -3, Bubba Watson picked up four to get to -2, Patrick Reed picked up two to get to -1 and Rickie Fowler stayed even at +4. Their tee times this morning: Fowler (7:03 a.m.), Reed (8:47 a.m.), Watson (9:03 a.m.) and Kuchar (9:14 a.m.).

Women’s fencing stars Mariel Zagunis, a two-time Olympic champion, Dagmara Wozniak and Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American to compete wearing hijab, have their Olympic dreams pegged on advancing out of the quarterfinals (8 a.m.), which would be followed by the semifinals (10:30 a.m.), and to the women’s team saber gold-medal match (5:15 p.m.).

In badminton, men’s doubles teammates Phillip Chew and Sattawat Pongnairat will face a German pair as part of group play (8 a.m.). After a loss in his Friday opener, Howard Shu looks for his first win in badminton men's singles (10:20 a.m.). As they did on Friday, badminton mixed doubles pair Chew and Jamie Subandhi play later in the day (2:55 p.m), as will Eva Lee and Paula Lynn Obanana in badminton women’s doubles (6:30 p.m.).

Olympic Stadium will be abuzz on the Games’ second Saturday, which will feature a full day of activity:

  • Preliminary and first-round runs in the men’s 100-meter (8:30 a.m.): In the question of the Fastest Man in the World, is this the year 2004 gold medalist and 2012 bronze medalist Justin Gatlin returns to the top of the podium? Heats begin early.
  • Women’s triple jump qualifications (8:40 a.m.): For only the second time, Team USA sends three triple jumpers, including Keturah Orji, the American record holder, Andrea Geubelle and Christina Epps.
  • Women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase Round 1 (the first of three heats begins at 9:05 a.m.): Emma Coburn, who finished first at Olympic Trials, is a threat to medal — and become the first U.S. Olympian to do so.
  • Men’s discus throw final (9:50 a.m.): Mason Finley remains as the lone American to advance out of Friday’s qualifications.
  • Women’s 400-meter Round 1 (10 a.m.): There is considerable star power in the form of Allyson Felix. Felix’s quest for double gold ended at trials, and she’ll be concentrating entirely on the 400. Round 1, with seven heats, is set for this morning.
  • Women's heptathlon final day (10:45 a.m., 7 p.m., 9:50 p.m.): After four events on Friday, Barbara Nwaba, Heather Miller-Koch and Kendell Williams, who finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles on Friday, are back on the track for the long jump, javelin throw (7 p.m.) and 800-meter, which will determine the women’s Olympic champion (9:50 p.m.).

The first medals of the day will be contested on the final day of rowing, where the United States will be seeking podium finishes and maybe even a little history …

For Gevvie Stone, the two-time Princeton-educated Olympian who not all that long ago completed four years of medical school, a medal quest after successful heats, quarterfinals and Friday’s semifinals, concludes with the women's single sculls final (9:45 a.m.). Team USA will also seek a golden three-peat in the women's eight final (10:06 a.m.). Eleanor Logan and Meghan Musnicki return from the 2012 eight that ended with gold medals around their necks (and coxswain Mary Whipple being tossed high in the sky for a celebratory dunk in the water). Logan was also on the team in 2008. They enter the final having recorded the top time, by more than three seconds, in the heats. Team USA’s men also have their eyes on a medal. The crew of Austin Hack, Rob Munn, Mike DiSanto, Steve Kasprzyk, Glenn Ochal, Alex Karwoski, Hans Struzyna, Sam Dommer and Sam Ojserkis finished first in Thursday’s repechage and will row for gold in the men’s eight final (10:27 a.m.).

In the ring, Team USA has only one boxer fighting today: Antonio Vargas, against a Brazilian opponent, in a Round of 32 flyweight bout (10:30 a.m.).

The Olympic Tennis Centre hosts three medal finals throughout the day, including Madison Keys playing Petra Kvitova for a medal in tennis’ women's singles bronze-medal match (11 a.m.). Later in the day, the mixed doubles pair of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, who won their quarterfinals match on Friday evening, face India in the semifinals (2 p.m.). And Jack Sock, who won a bronze medal in men’s doubles on Friday afternoon, by way of a quarterfinals win late Friday night with partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands, remains in the hunt for another medal with their semifinals match (3:30 p.m.). The obvious implication being a possible all-United States final on the horizon.

In shooting, Team USA can hope to send shooters to the men’s 25-meter rapid fire pistol final (11:30 a.m.), in an event where Emil Milev, appearing in his sixth Games dating back to 1992, and Keith Sanderson represent the United States. In the afternoon, three-time world champion and two-time defending gold medalist Vincent Hancock goes for his third consecutive gold in men's skeet (gold medal match: 2:25 p.m.).

On the open water, a busy day of sailing awaits, yet again. Beginning just after noon, multiple preliminary round races will take place in the Nacra 17, Laser, Finn, Laser Radial, 49er and 49erFX. The action gets underway at 12:05 p.m. and continues through the final start of the day at 3:20 p.m.

Cyclist Sarah Hammer earned a pair of silver medals in London, one in team pursuit, and she’ll hope to lead Team USA back to the team pursuit final today (4:14 p.m.). Along with teammates Chloe Dygert, Ruth Winder, Kelly Catlin and Jennifer Valente, Hammer is poised to medal again, having finished behind only Great Britain in qualifying, but they will have to advance out of their Round 1 heat this morning (Heat 3: 10:28 a.m.).

Logan Dooley will attempt to reach the men’s individual trampoline final (2:42 p.m.).

Can women’s divers Kassidy Cook and Abby Johnston convert a chance to medal in the women’ 3-meter springboard? They would need to advance out of today’s semifinals (3 p.m.).

Kendrick Farris, Team USA’s vegan weightlifter, will be aiming to medal at his third Games in the men’s 94 kg. (6 p.m.).

Headlining evening events on the track in primetime:

  • Men’s pole vault final qualifications (7:20 p.m.): Sam Kendricks, an Army reservist who qualified for Rio on July 4 and a national champion who broke a trials record, leads Team USA in medal contention.
  • Men’s 400-meter semifinals (7:30 p.m.): Can LaShawn Merritt, the gold medalist in Beijing, earn his second gold medal after a hamstring injury cut short his Olympic dominance during a qualifying heat in London? Merritt ran a comfortable 45.28 in his Rio debut on Friday night, and he’ll move on to semifinal heats along with teammates Gil Roberts and David Verburg (Semifinals heats: 7:30 p.m., 7:37 p.m., 7:44 p.m.).
  • Men's long jump final (7:53 p.m.): Team USA likely has a significant medal threat in Jeffery Henderson, who went 8.20 meters on Friday night.
  • Men's 10,000-meter final (8:27 p.m.): When it comes to this event, no one does it better in this country than Galen Rupp, who will also run the marathon and can look to improve on his silver at this distance in London.
  • Men's 800-meter semifinals (9:08 p.m.): Boris Berian and Clayton Murphy advanced out of Friday’s qualifying heats and will run in one of three semifinals tonight.
  • Women's 100-meter finals (9:37 p.m.): After three semifinals races, the United States has a chance to place multiple runners on the podium from the trio of English Gardner, Tianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie, each of whom went 11.23 or better on Friday night.

Swimming draws to a close at the Aquatics Stadium with nothing but finals …

  • Women's 50-meter freestyle final (9:03 p.m.): Simone Manuel, who will be seeded No. 6, looks for another medal in the mad-dash 50m.
  • Men's 1,500-meter freestyle final (9:11 p.m.): Connor Jaeger and Jordan Wilimovsky could both find themselves on the podium after finishing with two of the top three times in qualifying heats.
  • Women's 4x100 medley (9:49 p.m.): Who will Team USA send as its foursome?
  • Men's 4x100 medley (10:04 p.m.): This would mark Michael Phelps' final Olympic swim in one of the Games' most dramatic events.

In team sports …

  • The undefeated and defending champion women’s water polo team faces Hungary (10:40 a.m.).
  • Men’s volleyball, coming off a win over host Brazil, meets France (4 p.m.).
  • The undefeated women’s field hockey team, already having qualified for the next round, closes out pool play against Great Britain (5 p.m.).

Closing out the night in what should be a fantastic scene for a Saturday night on Copacabana Beach will be the undefeated beach volleyball tandem of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena in a Round of 16 match against Austria (10:59 p.m.).