Swimming: Men’s 200m Backstroke Final
7:48pm BBC1, BBC Olympics 1
Michael Phelps doesn’t compete in this race so his fellow American and great rival, Ryan Lochte, goes for gold — but the number one in the world this year is Ryosuke Irie of Japan, with Lochte half a second behind and another American, Tyler Clary, a little further back.
Don’t assume that if Lochte is swimming in an individual event, you can put the gold medal around his neck. Lochte beat Irie in the semi-final last night but Clary qualified fastest. Sharron Davies