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2019 World Diving Championships TV, streaming schedule

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The world diving championships air live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and stream on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app starting Saturday from Gwangju, South Korea.

Every event will air live on Olympic Channel and stream for subscribers. NBCSN will air delayed broadcasts.

Four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia headlines the U.S. roster looking to rebound after going medal-less in Olympic events at the 2017 Worlds.

Boudia, who missed those worlds while on a break from the sport, is the lone U.S. diver to earn a world medal in an Olympic event since the Americans racked up four medals in 2009.

Boudia, a 30-year-old, three-time Olympian, earned platform silver in 2011, 2013 and 2015 but switched to the springboard last year.

The U.S. and the rest of the world must reckon with China, owner of 26 of the 32 Olympic gold medals awarded over the last four Games. China, too, looks to bounce back from 2017, when it bagged five of the eight Olympic-event gold medals, its lowest success rate at an Olympics or worlds since 2005.

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Day Event Final Time (ET) Network
Saturday, July 13 Mixed Synchro Platform 12-1:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s 1m Springboard 2:30-3:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Synchro Springboard 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 14 Men’s 1m Springboard 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Synchro Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Synchro Platform 11 p.m.-12 a.m. NBCSN*
Monday, July 15 Women’s Synchro Springboard 2:30-3:45 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Synchro Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Tuesday, July 16 Women’s Platform (Semi) 2:30-3:30 a.m. Olympic Channel
Team Event 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Synchro Springboard 11 a.m.-12 p.m. NBCSN*
Men’s Synchro Platform 12-1 p.m. NBCSN*
Wednesday, July 17 Men’s 3m Springboard (Semi) 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s Platform 7-8 p.m. NBCSN*
Thursday, July 18 Women’s 3m Springboard (Semi) 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s 3m Springboard 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s 3m Springboard 7-8 p.m. NBCSN*
Friday, July 19 Men’s Platform (Semi) 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Women’s 3m Springboard 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel
Saturday, July 20 Mixed Synchro Springboard 2:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel
Men’s Platform 7:45-9:15 a.m. Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast

Adeline Gray breaks U.S. record with fifth world wrestling title

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U.S. wrestlers have won more than 60 gold medals in the history of the world championships. Adeline Gray is at the top of that list.

Gray earned her American record-breaking fifth world title in Kazakhstan on Thursday, taking the 76kg final 4-2 over Japanese Hiroe Suzuki.

She broke her tie of four world titles with Olympic gold medalists John Smith and Jordan Burroughs and Tricia Saunders, who earned her crowns in the 1990s before women’s wrestling was added to the Olympics in 2004. Burroughs can match Gray later this week.

“I’ve got to mark that off my bucket list,” said Gray, who earned her seventh medal Thursday, six weeks after right hand surgery. “Kristie Davis was a nine-time world medalist, and I’m still chasing that.”

Gray, 28, earned her fourth straight world title and continued an impressive rebound. She had a two-year win streak before being upset in the Rio Olympic quarterfinals, missing the chance to become the first U.S. Olympic women’s wrestling champion.

Though Gray keeps a pyramid with goals — including five-time world champion, Olympic champion and to “be exciting” — she purposely grounds herself with acronyms and conversations with friends to lessen the hype.

“I had a lot of those thoughts before 2016, and I think that let it creep up to me a little bit in a negative way,” Gray said in June. “Just the fact that some people were saying, like, hey, you’ve had a great career. It’s awesome what you’ve done. You’re already written in the history books kind of thing.”

Gray revealed six months after that Rio disappointment that she wrestled in Brazil with a shoulder injury. She underwent surgeries on that shoulder and to repair a torn meniscus in her knee in January 2017 and went 11 months between matches, missing that year’s world championships.

During that break, she married U.S. Army Capt. Damaris Sanders. She scaled 14,000-foot mountains. Gray wasn’t sure about returning. She thought about trying to have a baby instead. Even when she did get back on the mat, she considered phasing out if she started losing matches.

“It took a little bit of figuring out what I wanted and figuring out why I wanted to come back,” she said Wednesday, after reaching the final. “Really, the reason I’ve been sticking around is because coach Terry [Steiner]‘s been whispering in my ear, making sure I know that I’m good enough to be winning at this level. And there’s something more than that. There’s this huge wave of women’s sports, and I’m part of that. It’s something special.”

Earlier Thursday, American Tamyra Mensah-Stock reached Friday’s 68kg final, one year after taking bronze in the division. Mensah-Stock routed Japan’s Olympic champion Sara Dosho 10-1 in the quarterfinals.

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Genzebe Dibaba, 1500m world record holder, to miss world championships

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Genzebe Dibaba, the 1500m world record holder, will miss the world track and field championships that start next week due to a right foot injury, according to her agency.

The Ethiopian Dibaba lowered the 1500m world record to 3:50.07 in 2015, then won the world title a month later. Kenyan Faith Kipyegon relegated her to silver at the Rio Olympics. Dibaba was last in the 12-woman final at the 2017 Worlds, then withdrew from the 5000m at that meet, citing illness.

Dibaba’s absence further opens the door for Americans Shelby Houlihan (second-fastest in the world last year) and Jenny Simpson, the Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World silver medalist.

Ethiopian-born Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan is fastest in the world this year and broke the mile world record on July 12. Hassan has range from 800m through 10,000m, and it’s not guaranteed she will contest the 1500m in Doha starting with the first round Oct. 2.

The event is already lacking Caster Semenya, the two-time Olympic 800m champion who took bronze in her world 1500m debut in 2017. Semenya is excluded from races from 400m through the mile under the IAAF’s new rule capping testosterone in those events.

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