FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
KATIE LEDECKY ONE WIN AWAY FROM SETTING RECORD FOR MOST CAREER INDIVIDUAL WORLD TITLES AS 2023 WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS CONTINUE LIVE ON PEACOCK
Ledecky Can Break Tie with Michael Phelps for Most Individual World Titles (15) with Win Saturday, July 29 (Live at 7 a.m. ET on Peacock)
Live Daily Coverage from Fukuoka, Japan, Continues on Peacock July 25-30
Recap Shows of the World Championships Presented on NBC on Sunday, July 30, at 5 p.m. ET and Saturday, Aug. 5, at 1:30 p.m. ET
Commentators: Dan Hicks (Play-by-Play), Jason Knapp (Play-by-Play), Rowdy Gaines (Analyst), and Kira Dixon (Reporter)
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 25, 2023 – Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky is at the forefront of NBC Sports’ continuing live coverage of the 2023 World Aquatics Championships from Fukuoka, Japan. Live coverage continues tonight, Tuesday, July 25, at 9:30 p.m. ET on Peacock. Ledecky is one win away from breaking a tie with 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps for most career individual World Championship titles.
Ledecky is the favorite to win the world title in the 800m freestyle on Saturday, July 29, at 7 a.m. ET live on Peacock. The world record holder in this event, she has won the 800m freestyle at five consecutive World Championships and three consecutive Olympics, dating back to the 2012 London Summer Games.
Ledecky tied Phelps’ record on Tuesday, winning the 1500m freestyle in a time of 15:26.27. This is her fifth career World Championship title in the event, of which she holds the world record in, as well. She also earned the silver medal in the 400m freestyle last weekend, with Australia’s Ariarne Titmus taking home the world title and setting a new world record in the event in 3:55.38. Erika Fairweather (New Zealand) earned the bronze medal while the previous world record holder, Summer McIntosh (Canada), finished in fourth place.
Peacock streams daily live coverage of the World Aquatics Championships, which began on July 14 and concludes this Sunday, July 30. NBC will air encore coverage of the event on Sunday, July 30, at 5 p.m. ET and Saturday, Aug. 5, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Dan Hicks and Jason Knapp will handle play-by-play for the event alongside analyst Rowdy Gaines. Kira Dixon serves as the reporter.
Peacock’s Live Coverage Schedule, Tuesday, July 25 – Sunday, July 30 (all times ET)
|Tuesday, July 25||Swimming Prelims Day 4||9:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.|
|Wednesday, July 26||Women’s Water Polo Semifinal 1||4-5:15 a.m.|
|Women’s Water Polo Semifinal 2||5:30-6:45 a.m.|
|Swimming Finals Day 4||7-9:30 a.m.|
|Swimming Prelims Day 5||9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.|
|Thursday, July 27||Men’s Water Polo Semifinal 1||4-5:15 a.m.|
|Men’s Water Polo Semifinal 2||5:30-6:45 a.m.|
|Swimming Finals Day 5||7-9:30 a.m.|
|Swimming Prelims Day 6||9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.|
|Friday, July 28||Women’s Water Polo Final||5-6:15 a.m.|
|Swimming Finals Day 6||7-9:25 a.m.|
|Swimming Prelims Day 7||9:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.|
|Saturday, July 29||Men’s Water Polo Final||5-6:15 a.m.|
|Swimming Finals Day 7||7-9:30 a.m.|
|Swimming Prelims Day 8||9:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.|
|Sunday, July 30||Swimming Finals Day 8||6:45-9:45 a.m.|
|Highlight Show||5-6 p.m.**|
|Saturday, Aug. 5||Highlight Show||1:30-3 p.m.**|
**Encore coverage on NBC