There is no team event at the World Gymnastics Championships in the year after the Olympics, but the world’s best men and women have gathered in Antwerp, Belgium, for plenty of individual honors.
The World Championships feature Olympic all-around champion Kohei Uchimura bidding to break his tie with retired Russian Svetlana Khorkina for the most world all-around titles. He’s won the last three, convincingly, and is the favorite here. American Sam Mikulak is among the contenders looking for an upset.
On the women’s side, Fierce Five members McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross and U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles are all entered in the all-around. But the favorite may be Russian Aliya Mustafina, the 2010 world all-around champion. Maroney, too, will be looking to defend her world title on vault, where she won Olympic silver.
Here’s the Universal Sports broadcast info for the gold-medal finals this week in Belgium, which is six hours ahead of New York:
Thursday: Men’s all-around final, 2 p.m. ET
Friday: Women’s all-around final, 2 p.m. ET
Saturday: Appartus finals, 8:30 a.m. ET
Sunday: Apparatus finals, 8:30 a.m. ET
The apparatus finals on Saturday are: Men’s floor exercise, women’s vault, men’s pommel horse, women’s uneven bars, men’s still rings
The apparatus finals on Sunday are: Men’s vault, women’s balance beam, men’s parallel bars, women’s floor exercise, men’s high bar