Gymnastics, track and field headliners for tonight's Olympics coverage

Source: Wiki Commons
Source: Wiki Commons

LONDON - She's already captured the hearts of a nation. But can Gabby Douglas capture one more gold medal before she finishes up her stint at the 2012 London Games? The spunky Virginia native will take on one last event - and it will be shown on NBC's coverage tonight.


She will compete in the balance beam - on this, the final night of gymnastics. The men will also be in the act, performing on the parallel bars and the horizontal bar.


Track and field will also be featured, as three Americans: Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells and Lolo Jones are expected to contend for the gold in the 100 meter hurdles.


Defending world champion Dawn Harper, American teammate Lolo Jones and world champion Sally Pearson cruised into the semifinals of the women's 100-meter hurdles. Jones and Pearson won their respective heats, while Harper eased up near the line and finished second in hers. Pearson had the quickest time in the six heats, covering the distance in 12.57 seconds - the fastest first-round time in Olympic history.


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