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Thursday, May 20th, 2021
SIMONE BILES HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF 2021 U.S. CLASSIC GYMNASTICS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 22 AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Biles Looks to Defend her 2019 U.S. Classic All-Around Title
U.S. Classic Field Also Expected to Include 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez, Three-Time World Medalist Suni Lee, and Four-Time World Medalist Jade Carey
Peacock Presents Early Session Competition Saturday at 1 p.m. ET; U.S. Classic: Warm-Up Show Beginning on Peacock at 5:30 p.m. ET, Including Live Look-Ins at Biles’ Warm-Up Session
Commentators: Terry Gannon, Nastia Liukin, Tim Daggett
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2021 – Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles headlines NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2021 U.S. Classic Gymnastics from Indianapolis this Saturday, May 22 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Peacock will present Saturday’s U.S. Classic early session competition beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Then at 5:30 p.m. ET, Peacock will have an exclusive U.S. Classic: Warm-up show immediately before the evening event on Saturday, which will include live look-ins at Biles’ warm-up session ahead of her performance on NBCSN.
Biles, who looks to defend her 2019 U.S. Classic all-around title, is expected to compete this weekend along with three-time medalist at the 2019 World Championships Suni Lee, four-time world medalist Jade Carey, and 2016 Olympic gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez, who will compete in Saturday’s early session.
The 2021 U.S. Classic features junior and senior competitions and will be headlined by numerous Olympic medalists and world champions, including 2008 Olympic silver medalist Chellsie Memmel, who makes her return at age 32 after nine years away from competition. The event also serves as the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships (June 3-6).
- Play-by-play: Terry Gannon
- Analyst: Nastia Liukin, five-time Olympic medalist and 2008 Olympic all-around champion
- Analyst: Tim Daggett, two-time Olympic medalist
HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, MAY 22
- TV –NBCSN
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
|May 22||2021 U.S. Classic – Session 1||1 p.m.||Peacock|
|May 22||Preview Show – 2021 U.S. Classic||5:30 p.m.||Peacock|
|May 22||2021 U.S. Classic – Session 2||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
TOP GYMNASTS EXPECTED TO COMPETE IN THE 2021 U.S. CLASSIC:
- Simone Biles: Four-time Olympic gold medalist
- Suni Lee: Three-time medalist at the 2019 World Championships, including gold in the team event
- Laurie Hernandez: 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the team event and silver medalist on balance beam
- Jade Carey: Four-time world medalist who has mathematically secured an individual spot for the Tokyo Games