GAMES OF THE XXIX OLYMPIAD, THE {2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS}: DAY 5 {PART 3} (TV)

Summary

This program presents a portion of coverage of the 2008 Summer Games of the XXIX Olympiad from Beijing. Highlights of this portion include coverage of the following events and topics:

Anchor sports commentator Bob Costas presides throughout this portion and introduces various events and highlights.

Sports commentators Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett and Elfi Schlegel cover the women's gymnastics team competition: Chellsie Memmel (USA) scores 15.725 on the uneven bars, and Nastia Liukin (USA) scores 16.900 on the uneven bars. Shawn Johnson's (USA) score is not shown.

Costas interviews former USA women's Olympic coach Bela Karolyi on Liukin's routine on the uneven bars.

Sports commentator Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines cover the women's 200m individual medley swimming finals: Stephanie Rice (Australia) wins the gold medal and sets new world record time of 2:08.45, Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe) wins the silver medal with a time of 2:08.59, and Natalie Coughlin (USA) wins the bronze medal with a time of 2:10.34.

Trautwig, Daggett and Schlegel cover the women's gymnastics team competition: Jiang Yuyuan (China) scores 15.975 on the uneven bars, and He Kexin (China) scores 16.850.

Hicks and Gaines cover the men's 4x200m freestyle relay swimming finals: the USA wins the gold medal and sets a new world record time of 6:58.56, Russia wins the silver medal with a time of 7:03.70, and Australia wins the bronze medal with a time of 7:04.98.

Trautwig, Daggett and Schlegel cover the women's gymnastics team competition: on the balance beam, Cheng Fei (China) scores 15.150, Deng Linlin (China) scores 15.925, Liukin (USA) scores 15.975, Johnson (USA) scores 16.175, and Alicia Sacramone (USA) scores 15.100. In the floor exercises, Sacramone (USA) scores 14.125, Liukin (USA) scores 15.200, Linlin (China) scores 15.150, and Yuyuan (China) scores 15.200.

Sports commentator Andrea Kremer interviews men's USA swim team on their 4x200m relay gold medal win.

Costas covers the current Olympic medal count: USA has 9 gold medals, 8 silver, and 9 bronze, China has 14 gold, 3 silver, and 5 bronze, Korea has 5 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze, Australia has 4 gold, 2 silver, and 6 bronze, Italy has 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze, and Russia has 2 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze.

Costas covers men's USA swim team 4x200m relay award ceremony.


Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: August 12, 2008
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:32:13
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 112849
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Artistic Gymnastics, balance beam women
  • SERIES RUN:
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
  • Al Trautwig … Sports Commentator
  • Tim Daggett … Sports Commentator
  • Dan Hicks … Sports Commentator
  • Rowdy Gaines … Sports Commentator
  • Elfi Schlegel … Sports Commentator
  • Andrea Kremer … Sports Commentator
  • Chellsie Memmel … Athlete
  • Shawn Johnson … Athlete
  • Nastia Liukin … Athlete
  • Stephanie Rice … Athlete
  • Kirsty Coventry … Athlete
  • Natalie Coughlin … Athlete
  • Jiang Yuyuan … Athlete
  • He Kexin … Athlete
  • Cheng Fei … Athlete
  • Deng Linlin … Athlete
  • Alicia Sacramone … Athlete
  • Bela Karolyi … Coach