Wisconsin Olympians have busy day ahead
Wisconsinites have a busy schedule this morning (Tuesday) at the Beijing Olympics.
It started at 3 a.m. Central Standard Time, when former Badgers Beau Hoopman and Micah Boyd competed in a second-chance event in the rowing men's eight.
Garrett Weber-Gale of Fox Point was to swim at 5:30 a.m. in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle. That's after he won gold on Sunday night in the 400-relay.
The U.S. women's soccer team, with Madison native Lindsay Tarpley, ex-Badger Amy Vermeulen, and Kate Markgraf of Whitefish Bay, had a 6:45 a.m. match this morning against New Zealand.
In men's basketball, the U.S. had a 7 a.m. tip-off against Angola, with Bucks' guard Michael Redd and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade on the American bench.
Australia, with Bucks' center Andrew Bogut, takes on Argentina at 9:15 a.m.
Tonight, Chellsie Memmel of West Allis will go for the gold in the women's gymnastics team final. Memmel slipped on the uneven bars Sunday night and took 13th in that event.
Meanwhile, the U.S. men's gymnastics team took a surprising third without injured Waukesha twins Paul and Morgan Hamm. The Americans won the bronze with an entire roster of first-time Olympians.