Leading Off: UC Davis grad swims for a medal today

08/01/2012 12:00 AM

08/01/2012 8:47 AM

With so many stars on the U.S. swimming team, it's easy to overlook Scott Weltz of Davis.

Weltz, a 2010 UC Davis graduate, gets his shot in the spotlight today in the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Weltz, 25, finished third in his heat Tuesday in 2:09.67, then was third in his semifinal in 2:08.99. Overall, he had the fourth best time in the two semifinals.

If you don't want to wait for NBC's prime-time broadcast to see Weltz race, go to nbcolympics.com/live and watch the live streaming. Look for Weltz in lane No. 6.

Tonight's prime time

Ch. 3, 8 p.m.-midnight

Swimming: Finals in men's 100 freestyle and 200 breaststroke, women's 200 butterfly and 4x200 freestyle relay

Gymnastics: Men's all-around final

Beach volleyball: U.S. women vs. Austria

Diving: Men's synchronized springboard final

For more TV listings, see Page C2; for a detailed schedule of events and complete TV listings, go to sacbee.com/olympics.

Locals watch

Megan Rapinoe, Redding, soccer: The U.S. women defeated North Korea 1-0 to advance to Friday's quarterfinals.

Mary Whipple, Orangevale, rowing: The coxswain leads the women's eight in Thursday's final at 4:30 a.m.

Medal leaders

Team	G	S	B	T	

China 13 6 4 23

U.S. 9 8 6 23

Japan 1 4 8 13

France 4 3 4 11

Today's poll

What best describes how you are watching the Summer Olympics?

NBC's nightly program

Cable throughout day

NBC's live streaming

A little bit of everything

Not watching

Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; Or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports

Tuesday's results

What do you think of Chinese women's swimmer Ye Shiwen?

She's legitimate: 21%

She's using PEDs: 79%

Total votes: 163


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