Snowboard, freestyle skiing world champs highlight winter sports TV, stream schedule

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Chloe Kim headlines the world freestyle skiing and snowboarding championships, among several winter sports competitions on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel and Peacock Premium this week.

Kim, who in PyeongChang became the youngest Olympic halfpipe champion at 17, bids to repeat as world champion in Aspen, Colorado.

Kim went nearly two years between contests — taking a year off for Princeton freshman classes — before returning in January to win a World Cup event and, for the fifth time, the Winter X Games in Aspen.

The world championships field is stronger than the previous events with China entering Olympic silver medalist Liu Jiayu and two-time world champion Cai Xuetong, one year before it hosts the Winter Olympics. Also entered: Maddie Mastro, the last person to beat Kim in competition in 2019, and Spain’s Queralt Castellet, who won the 2020 X Games in Kim’s absence.

Other headliners include Australian Scotty James in men’s halfpipe and Americans Jamie Anderson and Red Gerard, Austrian Anna Gasser Canadian Mark McMorris in big air and slopestyle.

World championships events in freestyle skiing are split between Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Aspen this week. In Almaty, the U.S. has medal chances in both aerials and moguls after making World Cup men’s and women’s podiums in both disciplines this season.

Aspen hosts big air, halfpipe and slopestyle, featuring two-time Olympic champion David Wise and fellow American Olympic medalists Brita SigourneyAlex Ferreira, Devin Logan and Nick Goepper, plus Gus Kenworthy, who now skis for Great Britain.

In other sports, Mikaela Shiffrin competes in the last Alpine skiing World Cup races before next week’s World Cup Finals. Shiffrin goes for her 70th World Cup win starting Friday, the 10th anniversary of her debut on the circuit at age 15.

World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships  — Almaty, Kazakhstan (Aerials, Moguls) and Aspen, Colorado

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Monday 4 a.m. Moguls Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Moguls Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Tuesday 4 a.m. Dual Moguls Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
6:30 p.m.* Dual Moguls Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Wednesday 4 a.m. Aerials Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
4 p.m.* Aerials NBCSN | Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Thursday 4 a.m. Team Aerials Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 p.m. Team Aerials Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Friday 11:30 a.m. Snowboard Slopestyle Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
3 p.m. Ski Halfpipe Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 11:30 a.m. Ski Slopestyle Peacock | STREAM LINK
12 p.m.* Snowboard Slopestyle NBC | STREAM LINK
1 p.m.* Ski Slopestyle Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
3 p.m. Snowboard Halfpipe Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 12 a.m.* Ski Halfpipe NBCSN | STREAM LINK
12 p.m.* Snowboard Halfpipe NBC | STREAM LINK

Alpine Skiing World Cup  — Are, Sweden (Women) and Kranjska Gora, Slovenia (Men)

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 7:30 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 12 a.m.* Women’s Slalom NBCSN | STREAM LINK
3:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
6:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
7:45 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
7:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK

Biathlon World Cup  — Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Thursday 11:30 a.m. Men’s Sprint Peacock | STREAM LINK
Friday 11:30 a.m. Women’s Sprint Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Men’s Pursuit Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
11:30 a.m. Women’s Pursuit Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 5:25 a.m. Mixed Relay Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:45 a.m. Single Mixed Relay Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup  — Engadin, Switzerland

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 5:40 a.m. Men’s 15km Mass Start Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Women’s 10km Mass Start Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3:15 a.m. Women’s 30km Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:35 a.m. Men’s 50km Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup  — Sunny Valley, Russia (Ski Cross) and Almaty, Kazakhstan (Aerials, Moguls)

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 2 a.m. Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
3 a.m. Ski Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3 a.m. Dual Moguls Peacock | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

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Faith Kipyegon smashes women’s 1500m world record in Florence

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Kenyan Faith Kipyegon smashed the women’s 1500m world record, clocking 3 minutes, 49.11 seconds at a Diamond League meet in Florence, Italy, on Friday.

Kipyegon, a two-time Olympic champion and two-time world champion, took 96 hundredths of a second off Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba‘s world record from 2015. Kipyegon began the day as the second-fastest woman in history at 3:50.37.

The 29-year-old was already the most decorated female miler in history, the only one with four global 1500m titles. Her Olympic gold medals in 2016 and 2021 were separated by a 22-month maternity leave from competition (that included 12 months without running).

Kipyegon was the eighth of nine children growing on a farm in the Kenyan Rift Valley. She was a soccer player at age 14 when she lined up for a one-kilometer run in PE class, according to World Athletics.

“I won that race by 20 meters,” Kipyegon said, according to World Athletics in 2016. “It is only then I knew I could run fast and be a good athlete.”

In 2010, a barefooted Kipyegon placed fourth in the world cross country championships junior race as, at age 16, the youngest finisher in the top 21. The next year, she won it. The year after that, she made her Olympic debut at age 18. By 2015, Jenny Simpson, arguably the best American miler in history, had a nickname for her: “The Sniper,” for her ability to run people down in the final lap.

After the pacers dropped out, Kipyegon ran the last lap on Friday in 58.87 seconds.

Next year, Kipyegon can become the second person to win the same individual Olympic track race three times, joining Usain Bolt. She said last year that she may shift to the 5000m after the 2024 Paris Games, according to Olympics.com.

Also in Florence, world champion Fred Kerley extended a year-plus win streak in the men’s 100m, prevailing in 9.94 seconds over Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala (10.04) and American Trayvon Bromell (10.09).

Full meet results are here.

Earlier, Dutchwoman Femke Bol won the 400m hurdles in 52.43 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded this early in a year. Bol, the Olympic bronze medalist and world silver medalist, is the world’s fastest this year by eight tenths of a second. World record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone has yet to race this outdoor season and could bypass the 400m hurdles entirely for the flat 400m.

Erriyon Knighton, a 19-year-old American, took the 200m in 19.89 seconds to rank third in the world this year. Knighton may be the favorite at July’s USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships given Noah Lyles, who won the 2022 World title in an American record 19.31, has a bye into August’s worlds as defending champion.

World champion Grant Holloway won the 110m hurdles in 13.04 seconds. Holloway, the world’s fastest man this year at 13.01, outsprinted Devon Allen, the world’s fastest man in 2022, in two Diamond League head-to-heads this week.

Spain’s Mohamed Katir won the 5000m in 12:52.09, edging Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha by three hundredths. Woody Kincaid (12:54.40) and Joe Klecker (12:55.16) ran personal bests to move into Nos. 3 and 4 on the U.S. all-time list behind Grant Fisher and Bernard Lagat.

Olympic champion Valarie Allman won the discus in her first matchup with China’s Feng Bin since Feng won the world title last July. Allman, who has the world’s top nine throws this year, prevailed with a 65.96-meter toss, five centimeters farther than Feng.

Olympic and world champion Katie Moon won a pole vault that included the top five women from last August’s worlds. Moon cleared 4.71 meters and has the world’s top clearance this season of 4.81.

American JuVaughn Harrison earned his second Diamond League high jump win this season by clearing 2.32 meters, just as he did in Doha last month.

Italian Larissa Iapichino was the surprise long jump winner, going 6.79 meters. She beat a field that included Olympic and world champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany, who was fifth. Jamaican Ackelia Smith, a University of Texas sophomore, remains best in the world this year at 7.08 meters.

The Diamond League season continues with a meet in Paris next Friday, live on Peacock. McLaughlin-Levrone is scheduled to make her outdoor season debut in the flat 400m, an event she is also expected to contest at July’s USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. If McLaughlin-Levrone finishes in the top three at USATF Outdoors, she will choose either the 400m or the 400m hurdles to race at August’s world championships, her coach said last month.

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2023 French Open women’s singles draw, scores

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At the French Open, Iga Swiatek of Poland eyes a third title at Roland Garros and a fourth Grand Slam singles crown overall.

The tournament airs live on NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel through championship points in Paris.

Swiatek, the No. 1 seed from Poland, can join Serena Williams and Justine Henin as the lone women to win three or more French Opens since 2000.

Having turned 22 on Wednesday, she can become the youngest woman to win three French Opens since Monica Seles in 1992 and the youngest woman to win four Slams overall since Williams in 2002.

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But Swiatek is not as dominant as in 2022, when she went 16-0 in the spring clay season during an overall 37-match win streak.

She retired from her last pre-French Open match with a right thigh injury and said it wasn’t serious. Before that, she lost the final of another clay-court tournament to Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

Sabalenka, the No. 2 seed, and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, the No. 4 seed and Wimbledon champion, are the top challengers in Paris.

No. 3 Jessica Pegula, the highest-seeded American man or woman, was eliminated in the third round.

No. 6 Coco Gauff, runner-up to Swiatek last year, is the best hope to become the first American to win a Grand Slam singles title since Sofia Kenin at the 2020 Australian Open. The 11-major drought is the longest for U.S. women since Seles won the 1996 Australian Open.

MORE: All you need to know for 2023 French Open

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