NBC Sports to Feature a Week of Diving World Championship Coverage

After last week’s Swimming World Championship Week on NBC Sports highlighted pool racing from the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, China, this week the network will turn its attention to another aquatic sport: diving.

NBC Sports will feature almost 40 hours of action from the 2019 World Diving Championships on sister network the Olympic Channel. This will include both traditional pool diving and the high diving events.

Other upcoming 2019 World Championship week highlight weeks include beach volleyball (Week of June 8) and wrestling (Week of June 15).

The week will begin with nightly coverage of varying events, with a focus on American divers, before a marathon of all of the meet’s diving coverage on Sunday, June 7.

Meet Highlights:

  • The return of David Boudia for his first major international competition since the 2016 Olympic Games. This time, as a springboard specialist
  • The U.S. women end a 14-year individual medal drought with a silver medal on the 1-meter from Sarah Bacon and a bronze medal on the 10-meter platform from Delaney Schnell.
  • China swept the gold medals aside from a big upset in the mixed 3-meter springboard event, where Australians Matthew Carter and Maddison Keeney won narrowly over Canada. China didn’t compete in that event.
  • Chinese diver Shi Tingmao won a gold medal for the 5th-consecutive World Championships, including her 3rd-straight gold in the individual 3-meter event and 4th-straight gold in the 3-meter synchro event.

Full Schedule below:

MONDAY, JUNE 1 – 2019 WORLD DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: MIXED SYNCHRONIZED PLATFORM, WOMEN’S SPRINGBOARD, & MEN’S SYNCHRONIZED SPRINGBOARD FINALS

Sarah Bacon became the first U.S. woman since 2005 to win an individual diving medal at an Olympics or world championships when she won a silver medal in the 1-meter springboard final. The last American woman to win an individual world championship medal was Laura Wilkinson, who claimed gold on platform in 2005, while the last U.S. woman to finish on the podium in the 1-meter springboard was Wendy Lucero, who won silver in 1991.

Other notable performances from the U.S. include: Olivia Rosendahl and Zach Cooper with a fifth-place finish in the mixed synchronized platform final; and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon and Andrew Capobianco finishing eighth in the men’s synchronized springboard final.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Mixed Synchronized Platform Final 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s 1m Springboard Final 9 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s Synchronized Springboard Final 10 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

TUESDAY, JUNE 2 – 2019 WORLD DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S SPRINGBOARD & WOMEN’S SYNCHRONIZED FINALS

Murphy Bromberg and 2016 Olympian Katrina Young won bronze in the women’s synchronized platform, securing the U.S. a quota spot in the event for the Tokyo Olympics. Bromberg and Young came from behind to finish with 304.86 points, edging the Canadian pair of Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay for a spot on the podium. This also marked the first time since 2009 that the U.S. women have won a world championship medal in the women’s synchronized platform event.

Other U.S. performances for the night include: Briadam Herrera’s sixth-place finish in the men’s 1-meter springboard and Alison Gibson and Krysta Palmer finishing 10th overall in the women’s synchronized springboard final.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Men’s 1m Springboard Final 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s Synchronized Platform Final 9:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s Synchronized Springboard Final 10:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 – 2019 WORLD DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: MEN’S SYNCHRONIZED PLATFORM FINAL & MIXED TEAM EVENT

Americans Steele Johnson and Ben Bramley finished eighth in the men’s synchronized platform final. The top three teams in the event qualified their countries for the Tokyo Olympic Games: China’s Chen Aisen and Cao Yuan (gold), Russia’s Viktor Minibayev and Aleksandr Bondar (silver) and Great Britain’s Tom Daley and Matty Lee (bronze).

2016 Olympian Katrina Young and Andrew Capobianco won bronze in the mixed team event. This marked the second consecutive world championships the U.S. has won a medal in this event, with Krysta Palmer and David Dinsmore also placing third two years ago in Budapest, Hungary.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Men’s Synchronized Platform Final 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Mixed Team Event 9:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

THURSDAY, JUNE 4 – 2019 WORLD DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: WOMEN’S PLATFORM & SPRINGBOARD FINALS

In her first world championships final, Delaney Schnell edged Australian Melissa Wu to earn a bronze medal in the women’s platform competition. Schnell became the first American woman to win a world championship medal in the event since Laura Wilkinson won gold at the 2005 World Diving Championships. The U.S.’ Amy Cozad Magana also participated in the event final, placing 11th overall.

After taking a break from the sport following a concussion in early 2018, four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia made the switch from platform to 3-meter springboard. All five of Boudia’s world medals come from platform events. The 2019 World Championships marked Boudia’s first real test in his new event, where he finished fifth. American Michael Hixon also finished seventh overall.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Women’s Platform Final 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s 3m Springboard Final 9 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s 3m Springboard Final 10 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – 2019 WORLD DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: MIXED SYNCHRONIZED SPRINGBOARD & MEN’S PLATFORM FINALS

Next Friday’s coverage wraps up diving competition in Olympic events at the 2019 World Diving Championships. Americans Brandon Loschiavo finished eighth and David Dinsmore was 12th in the men’s platform final. China’s Yang Jian and Yang Hao went 1-2, followed by Russia’s Aleksandr Bondar for the bronze.

In the mixed synchronized springboard competition, Maddison Keeney and Matthew Carter of Australia earned gold, followed by reigning world bronze medalists in the event, Canadians Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac, who finished second. Germans Tina Punzel and Lou Massenberg claimed bronze after finishing off the podium at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The U.S. duo of Maria Coburn and Briadam Herrera finished fifth.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Mixed Synchronized Springboard Final 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s Platform Final 10 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – 2019 WORLD DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: HIGH DIVING FINALS

Competition from Gwangju concludes with the men’s high diving competition (contested from 27-meters in the air) and the women’s high diving event (from 20-meters).

The men’s event was highlighted by a silver-medal performance from Steven LoBue, who earned his second consecutive world championships podium finish after winning gold in the same event two years earlier in Budapest. The U.S. high divers have won at least one medal in every world championships since FINA added the discipline to the world championships in 2013.

In the women’s high diving final, Genevieve Bradley led the U.S. with a fourth-place finish, while Ellie Smart was 10th overall.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Women’s High Diving Final 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s High Diving Final 9 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 – 2019 WORLD DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (ENCORES)

An all-day marathon of the 2019 World Diving Championships begins next Sunday, June 7, with encore presentations of all six days of finals competition. Nearly 20 hours of coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

SESSION TIME (ET) NETWORK
Mixed Synchronized Platform Final 6:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s 1m Springboard Final 7:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s Synchronized Springboard Final 8:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s 1m Springboard Final 10 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s Synchronized Platform Final 11:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s Synchronized Springboard Final 12:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s Synchronized Platform Final 1:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Mixed Team Event 3 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s Platform Final 5 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s 3m Springboard Final 6 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s 3m Springboard Final 7 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Mixed Synchronized Springboard Final 8 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s Platform Final 10 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women’s High Diving Final 11:30 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men’s High Diving Final 12:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

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