Olympic Games 2012 Preview: Swimming Competitions Highlight Wednesday As U.S. Looks To Add To Its Medal Count

Much of the intrigue in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics has been in the pool. That trend certainly will not stop on Wednesday as the United States looks to add to its medal count. The day's slate includes four marquee swimming finals, highlighted by the men's 100 meter freestyle and the women's 4x200 meter freestyle.

Brazil's Cesar Cielo holds the world record in the 100 meter men's freestyle, and he qualified second to France's Yannick Agnel in the event. Washington native Nathan Adrian will the the USA's lone representative.

The 4x200 meter freestyle relay for the women offers another chance for America to fall to in love again with Missy Franklin. The California native already has a gold medal in the 100 meter backstroke.

The final of the men's 200 meter breaststroke and the women's 200 meter butterfly will also happen on Wednesday.

Other action on Wednesday includes the men's eight final in rowing, as well as the women's pair final. Team USA faces Turkey in women's basketball, as well.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For comprehensive coverage of the 2012 London Games, visit SB Nation's Olympics news hub. Stay up to date on the medal count with Sports Illustrated's tracker.

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