2019 World Gymnastics Championships TV, live stream schedule

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Simone Biles and the U.S. gymnastics teams compete in the biggest international meet before the Tokyo Olympics, the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, starting this weekend, live on NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Biles, undefeated in all-arounds for six years, leads a U.S. women’s squad eyeing a seventh straight Olympic or world team title. Biles is similarly a huge favorite to earn her fifth world all-around title.

The Americans bring a surprising roster without a few of the regular names from the first two years of the Olympic cycle: 2017 World all-around champion Morgan HurdRiley McCusker and Ragan Smith.

Instead, Biles is joined by Jade CareySunisa LeeGrace McCallum and Kara Eaker.

The U.S. men are trying to end their longest team medal drought this millennium, none since 2014. They are once again led by six-time national all-around champion Sam Mikulak, who seeks a breakthrough world all-around medal as well.

The dominant men’s programs continue to be China, Russia and Japan, though the 2020 Olympic host will be without superstars Kohei Uchimura and Kenzo Shirai, who were not named to the team after being slowed by injuries.

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2019 World Gymnastics Championships Live TV, Stream Schedule

Day Time (ET) Network Event
Friday, Oct. 4 12 p.m. STREAM LINK Women’s Qualifying
2 p.m. STREAM LINK Women’s Qualifying
Saturday, Oct. 5 7:30 a.m. STREAM LINK Women’s Qualifying
9:30 a.m. STREAM LINK Women’s Qualifying
2 p.m. STREAM LINK U.S. Women’s Qualifying
3 p.m.* Olympic Channel Women’s Qualifying
Sunday, Oct. 6 10:30 a.m. STREAM LINK Men’s Qualifying
Monday, Oct. 7 4 a.m. STREAM LINK U.S. Men’s Qualifying
4 a.m. Olympic Channel Men’s Qualifying
7 a.m. STREAM LINK Men’s Qualifying
10:30 a.m. STREAM LINK Men’s Qualifying
Tuesday, Oct. 8 8:30 a.m. NBCSN Women’s Team Final
Wednesday, Oct. 9 7:45 a.m. Olympic Channel Men’s Team Final
3 p.m.* NBCSN
Thursday, Oct. 10 10 a.m. NBCSN Women’s All-Around
Friday, Oct. 11 10 a.m. Olympic Channel Men’s All-Around
9:30 p.m.* NBCSN
Saturday, Oct. 12 10 a.m. Olympic Channel Apparatus Finals
3 p.m.* NBC Recap Show
Sunday, Oct. 13 7 a.m. STREAM LINK Apparatus Finals
12 p.m.* Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast

12-year-old skateboarders earn medals at world championships

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At the world skateboarding championships, 12-year-olds Chloe Covell from Australia and Onodera Ginwoo from Japan earned silver and bronze medals, respectively, in Sunday’s street finals.

In the women’s event, Covell took silver behind Brazilian 15-year-old Rayssa Leal, who was a silver medalist herself at the Tokyo Games.

Frenchman Aurélien Giraud, a 25-year-old who was sixth in skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo, won the men’s final in the United Arab Emirates. Ginwoo was third behind Portugal’s Gustavo Ribeiro.

The top Americans were Olympic men’s bronze medalist Jagger Eaton in sixth and 15-year-old Paige Heyn in seventh in the women’s event.

Nyjah Huston, a six-time world champion who placed seventh in Tokyo, missed worlds after August surgery for an ACL tear.

Up to three men and three women per nation can qualify per event (street and park) for the 2024 Paris Games. World rankings come June 2024 determine which Americans qualify.

In Tokyo, four of the 12 skateboarding medalists were ages 12 or 13.

Japan’s Kokona Hiraki, then 12, won silver in women’s park to become the youngest Olympic medalist since 1936, according to Olympedia.org. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, then 13, won women’s street and became the youngest gold medalist in an individual event since 1936.

Worlds conclude this week with the men’s and women’s park events. The finals are Saturday.

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Francesco Friedrich, most decorated bobsledder in history, rebounds for 12th world title

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A week after his first major championships defeat in seven years, German Francesco Friedrich returned to his winning ways to close the world bobsled championships on Sunday.

Friedrich’s four-man sled won the world title by 69 hundredths of a second over British and Latvian sleds that tied for silver, combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. It marked Great Britain’s first world championships men’s bobsled medal since 1966.

Geoff Gadbois drove the lone U.S. sled in the field, finishing 18th.

Friedrich, the most decorated bobsledder in history, extended his records with a fifth consecutive world four-man title and 12th world championship between two- and four-man events.

Germany swept all four titles at bobsled worlds with four different drivers taking gold.

Friedrich had won 12 consecutive Olympic or world titles before taking two-man silver at worlds last week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was dethroned in that event by countryman Johannes Lochner.

Friedrich has been hampered recently by a muscle injury from sprint training in late December. Going into worlds, Lochner had won four consecutive World Cup two-man races, while Hall won the last two World Cups in four-man.

Friedrich, 32, said before this season that he plans to make the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games his final competition. Friedrich and push athlete Thorsten Margis can break the record of four career Olympic bobsled gold medals that they currently share with retired Germans Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske.

The World Cup season concludes with stops in Igls, Austria, and Sigulda, Latvia, the next two weekends.

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