PHELPS VS. LOCHTE ROUND TWO
Swimming showdown part two. Tonight, it's Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte for the last time in the 200-meter individual medley. Lochte qualified fastest in 1 minute, 56.13 seconds. Phelps was 98-hundredths of a second back. "We love racing against each other," said Phelps, who plans to retire after the games. "Neither one of us likes to lose. I like to say we bring out the best in one another." Lochte has a big night ahead. He'll also defend his gold medal win in the 200 backstroke final.
THANKS A LOT, MOM!
If you were watching coverage last night, you may have seen admirers holding signs saying "Lochte, Call Me Maybe." As if he didn't have enough to worry about, Ryan Lochte's mom has spilled the beans on his love life. She actually said he doesn't have time for romance and he's more of a "one night stand" man. But, she did reveal some secrets to her son's heart too. More on that on Sunrise.
DREAM TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES
We also have some fun candids of the Dream Team, USA Basketball team behind the scenes. That's coming up when we talk about what's trending at 6:20.
OTHER EVENTS TO WATCH
American swimmers have a couple more shots at gold. Rebecca Soni competes in the 200 breaststroke final. The American broke the world record in the semifinals with a time of 2:20.00 on Wednesday and will be the heavy favorite to win her second straight Olympic gold medal. Soni says, "hopefully I can go a little faster." The night wraps up with a new champion being crowned in the women's 100 freestyle final featuring teen swimming sensation Missy Franklin.
AMERICAN GYMNASTS GO FOR GOLD AGAIN
Two nights after bringing home gold for Team USA, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman will compete in the individual all around competition. Douglas said of their win, "It gives us, definitely, a little bit of an edge thinking that we are truly the best in the world. It gives us that little bit of a push."
Ahead this morning on Sunrise, we'll have a look at the exciting events on tap for today at the London Olympics, plus more on two controversies. Tracie Potts has the latest on the badminton match throwing scandal and accusations from a boxer of fixing matches.
A few of the other stories we're following for you on Sunrise. HPD Officer Michael Steven is expected to plead guilty in federal court today to drug charge. He's accused of growing more than 50 marijuana plants and distributing the drug with another woman. Also, police are searching for the man who robbed a Wahiawa convenience store robber late last night. The suspect demanded cash with a knife around 11:30 last night at the California Grocery and Liquor Market.
HUNGER GAMES HEADED TO HAWAII
It looks like the Hunger Games will film in Hawaii after all. There were reports that the hit movie would shoot on Kauai, but that turned out to be a rumor. Now, the producers have really picked a site in the Islands. Filming for the next Hunger Games movie will happen on Oahu in November.
SUNRISE SUMMER GAMES TABLE TENNIS
Plus, our Sunrise Summer Games continue today with an epic table tennis match. We're not going for the gold, just trying not to get hurt as we're schooled by some of the best players in the State. Fresh off their version of the Olympics called the Aloha State Games, members of the Hawaii Table Tennis Club show us that it's actually a contact sport. Watch what unfolded when Steve, Dan, Ramsay and I team up with their best this morning at 6:50.
Hope you can join us!
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