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Monday, June 15th, 2020
TEAM USA’S SEVEN-MEDAL PERFORMANCE AT UWW WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGHLIGHTS 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEK, BEGINNING TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
U.S. Women, Led by Adeline Gray, Had Most Dominant World Championship Performance in History, Winning Three World Titles
U.S. Men Claimed Two World Titles and Four Total Championship Medals at 2019 World Championships
NBC Sports’ Ahmed Fareed Will Introduce Coverage Throughout the Week
2019 World Championships Week – Wrestling Features 20 Hours of 2019 World Wrestling Championships
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 15, 2020 – Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents nearly every medal match from the 2019 World Wrestling Championships during this week’s 2019 World Championships Week – Wrestling, beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The wrestling competition continues the network’s 2019 World Championships Week coverage, which spans a multitude of Olympic and Paralympic sports over the next several weeks.
2019 World Championships Week – Wrestling features 20 hours of 2019 World Wrestling Championships programming from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan throughout the week. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs, 2016 Olympian and five-time world champion Adeline Gray, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’Den Cox and two-time world medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock highlight the competition.
Russia finished atop the 2019 World Wrestling Championships medal table, totaling 19 medals. The U.S. wrestling team collected seven medals, including five gold medals. The U.S. women’s freestyle team had their most dominant showing in world championship history, claiming three world titles.
NBC Sports host Ahmed Fareed will introduce coverage each day throughout the week.
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.
|DATE||DAY AND EVENT||TIME (ET)||NETWORK|
|Mon., June 15||Day 2: Greco-Roman Finals||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Tues., June 16||Day 3: Greco-Roman Finals||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Day 4: Greco-Roman Finals||10 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Wed., June 17||Day 5: Women’s Freestyle Finals||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., June 18||Day 6: Women’s Freestyle Finals||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., June 19||Day 7: Women’s & Men’s Freestyle Finals||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., June 20||Day 8: Men’s Freestyle Finals||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., June 21||Day 9: Men’s Freestyle Finals||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
WOMEN’S FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTS
The U.S. women had their most dominant showing in world championship history at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships, as Adeline Gray, Tamyra Mensah-Stock and Jacarra Winchester claimed three titles. Gray became the first U.S. wrestler, male or female, to win five career world championships titles when she claimed the gold at 76kg and defended her title win from 2018.
Mensah-Stock, who narrowly missed the Rio Olympics, won the 68kg title by beating Olympic bronze medalist Jenny Fransson of Sweden. Winchester won the gold medal in the non-Olympic 55kg weight class.
MEN’S FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTS
2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs won his seventh world championship medal in the 74kg weight class in his seventh world championship appearance. He lost in the semifinal round to Russia’s Zaurbek Sidakov before defeating Japan’s Mao Okui for bronze.
2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’Den Cox won his second straight world title at the non-Olympic 92kg weight class. He became the second U.S. man to win an Olympic or world title without surrendering a point in more than 30 years, joining Kyle Dake who achieved the feat in 2018.
2016 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder won his fourth straight world championship medal in the 97kg weight class. After losing in the semifinal round against Azerbaijan’s Sharif Sharifov, he rallied to win bronze. Snyder has reached the podium in every world championship or Olympic Games since 2015.
In the non-Olympic 79kg weight class, Kyle Dake won a second straight world title. He defeated Azerbaijan’s Jabrayil Hasanov in the final, a rematch of the 2018 gold-medal match.
World Championships Week continues in the coming weeks with nightly primetime coverage from the 2019 World Championships in a variety of Olympic and Paralympic sports. Below is highlighted sports content for the next few weeks:
- Week of June 22: Road Cycling
- Week of June 29: Para Swimming
- Week of July 6: Para Track & Field