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2019 World Swimming Championships TV, streaming schedule

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NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA combine to air and stream live coverage of every session of the world swimming championships from Gwangju, South Korea.

All NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel coverage will stream on and the NBC Sports app for subscribers.

Katie Ledecky headlines the U.S. team for the biggest international event outside of the Olympics.

Ledecky, a five-time Olympic champion, will look to match her unprecedented “Ledecky Slam” from the last Olympic cycle, when she swept the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyles at the 2015 Worlds in Kazan, Russia.

Ledecky should face her toughest test in the 200m freestyle, where she took silver and bronze at the biggest meets of 2017 and 2018.

Caeleb Dressel and Chase Kalisz, the top male swimmers in this Olympic cycle, each defend multiple individual world titles.

Dressel, 22, won a Michael Phelps record-tying seven golds at the 2017 Worlds (four coming in relays). Kalisz, 25, is the world’s top all-around swimmer after sweeping the individual medleys at the 2017 Worlds.

The U.S. also boasts individual Rio gold medalists Simone ManuelLilly King and Ryan Murphy returning from the 2017 Worlds, when the Americans earned a record 38 medals in the most dominant team performance in nearly 50 years.

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Day Session Time (ET) Network
Saturday, July 20 Day 1 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 21 Day 1 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
2 p.m.* NBC
Day 2 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Monday, July 22 Day 2 Finals 7 a.m. NBCSN
Day 3 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Tuesday, July 23 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 3 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 4 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Wednesday, July 24 Day 4 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 5 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Thursday, July 25 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 5 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 6 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Friday, July 26 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 6 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Day 7 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Saturday, July 27 4 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 7 Finals 7 a.m. Olympic Channel
Highlights 2 p.m.* NBC
Day 8 Heats 9 p.m. Olympic Channel
Sunday, July 28 12 a.m.* NBCSN
Day 8 Finals 7 a.m. NBCSN

*Delayed broadcast

David Rudisha escapes car crash ‘well and unhurt’

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David Rudisha, a two-time Olympic champion and world record holder at 800m, is “well and unhurt” after a car accident in his native Kenya, according to his Facebook account.

Kenyan media reported that one of Rudisha’s tires burst on Saturday night, leading his car to collide with a bus, and he was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

Rudisha, 30, last raced July 4, 2017, missing extended time with a quad muscle strain and back problems. His manager said last week that Rudisha will miss next month’s world championships.

Rudisha owns the three fastest times in history, including the world record 1:40.91 set in an epic 2012 Olympic final.

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Tokyo Paralympic medals unveiled with historic Braille design, indentations

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The Tokyo Paralympic medals, which like the Olympic medals are created in part with metals from recycled cell phones and other small electronics, were unveiled on Sunday, one year out from the Opening Ceremony.

In a first for the Paralympics, each medal has one to three indentation(s) on its side to distinguish its color by touch — one for gold, two silver and three for bronze. Braille letters also spell out “Tokyo 2020” on each medal’s face.

For Rio, different amounts of tiny steel balls were put inside the medals based on their color, so that when shaken they would make distinct sounds. Visually impaired athletes could shake the medals next to their ears to determine the color.

More on the design from Tokyo 2020:

The design is centered around the motif of a traditional Japanese fan, depicting the Paralympic Games as the source of a fresh new wind refreshing the world as well as a shared experience connecting diverse hearts and minds. The kaname, or pivot point, holds all parts of the fan together; here it represents Para athletes bringing people together regardless of nationality or ethnicity. Motifs on the leaves of the fan depict the vitality of people’s hearts and symbolize Japan’s captivating and life-giving natural environment in the form of rocks, flowers, wood, leaves, and water. These are applied with a variety of techniques, producing a textured surface that makes the medals compelling to touch.

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Tokyo Paralympic Medals

Tokyo Paralympic Medals