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Monday, October 7th, 2019
SIMONE BILES STARS IN NBC SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
Biles Competes in Four of Next Six Days; NBCSN Presents Live Coverage of Women’s Team Final Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. ET
Additional Programming This Week Includes Chicago Marathon Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 7, 2019 – Reigning Olympic gymnastics all-around champion Simone Biles blazes her path towards becoming the most-dominant gymnast in the history of the sport this week, as she headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
In the opening weekend of qualifying, Biles had the highest all-around score (59.432 points) and led the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to the top spot in qualification. Biles is already the first woman to win four world-all around titles and aims for an unprecedented fifth world all-around title this week. At 22 years old, Biles has 20 world medals, just three behind the record held by Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo. She will compete in four of the next six days.
The American men are expected to be led by two-time Olympian and six-time U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak and 2017 world bronze medalist Yul Moldauer. Mikulak – who won his first individual world medal by finishing third on high bar at the 2018 World Championships – and the U.S. men’s team have earned a team quota spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by finishing seventh in qualifications. Moldauer was the top U.S. qualifier in the all-around, while Mikulak qualified second on high bar.
NBCSN presents live coverage of the women’s team final tomorrow morning, Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 a.m. ET and live coverage of the women’s all-around final on Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage of the men’s team final on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:45 a.m. ET and the men’s all-around final on Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m. ET.
Terry Gannon calls the action in Stuttgart, joined by two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and reporter Andrea Joyce.
Click here for the full FIG World Gymnastics Championships schedule.
All coverage on NBC and NBCSN will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will stream on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app, in addition to NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Additional programming highlights this week across NBC Sports:
LIVE TV COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 8 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The 2019 Chicago Marathon will feature a showdown between the last two men’s champions: 2016 Rio Olympic marathon bronze medalist Galen Rupp, who won Chicago in 2017, and four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah, who won Chicago last year. On the women’s side, Jordan Hasay is expected to lead the Americans. Hasay finished third in all three professional marathons she has raced: Chicago 2017, and Boston in 2017 and 2019.
Live coverage begins on Sunday, October 13 at 8 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold. In addition, NBCSN presents coverage on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. ET.
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