Michigan Olympians take the field Sunday

The Detroit News
Desiree Linden finished second at the Olympic Trials. Now she hopes to move up in Rio.

Desi Linden’s chance is finally here.

Linden may be the best U.S. women’s marathoner on the road, and she has a Sunday date on the streets of Rio.

The curtain goes up at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, and she figures to be among the contenders.

Here’s a look at the Michigan contingent in action (Team USA unless noted):

* Aron Baynes (Pistons, Australia): Basketball, vs. Venezuela, 6 p.m.

* Andy Bisek (Northern Michigan): Wrestling, Greco-Roman 75 kg, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

* Alisha Glass (Leland): Women’s volleyball vs. China, 4:05 p.m.

* Draymond Green (Saginaw, Michigan State): Basketball vs. France, 1:15 p.m.

* Bora Gulari (Detroit): Sailing, mixed Nacra 17 races, 12:05 p.m.

* Desi Linden (Washington Township): Track, women’s marathon, 8:30 a.m.

* Sam Mikulak (Michigan): Gymnastics, floor exercise final, 1 p.m.

* Sarah Robles (Northern Michigan): Weightlifting, over 75 kg, 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

* Nicole Sifuentes (Plymouth, University of Michigan, Canada): Track, women’s 1,500 semifinal, 8:30 p.m.