When and where: The women's team final for gymnastics at the 2012 Olympics gets underway at 11.30 a.m. ET. A live stream will be provided by NBCOlympics.com.
Preview: After shockingly fail to qualify for the individual all-around final, reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber will be the focus of attention for the team final on Tuesday. Wieber was visibly distraught as the tears flowed following U.S. team mate Aly Raisman's grabbing of the final qualification spot. Just 48 hours on she'll need to make a swift recovery if the U.S. are to fulfill their favorite tags in the team final.
Despite the failure of Wieber, the U.S. qualified first, narrowly ahead of Russia, with China in third. And it is Russia and China that should pose the biggest threat to the U.S. team taking home gold at the O2 Arena.
While China are the defending Olympic champions, having claimed gold on home soil back in 2008, it is Russia and the U.S. that have dominated in the past two years. After Russia won at the world championship in 2010, the U.S. beat them into second place the following year.
The U.S. would love a repeat as they seek to bring home the nation's first team gold medal since Atlanta in 1996 and the dramatic triumph of the so-called "Magnificent Seven."
The five women trying to carve their names into the national consciousness this time around are Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Raisman and Wieber. Three women from each nation will be chosen to compete on each of the four apparatus--vault, uneven bars, beam and floor.
The atmosphere in Greenwich should be enlivened with the participation of the Great Britain team, who will be seeking to repeat the success of their male counterparts. The men took home the nation's first Olympic team medal in a century, with a bronze on Monday.