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DAVID BOUDIA, KATRINA YOUNG, & MICHAEL HIXON HIGHLIGHT 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEK – DIVING, BEGINNING TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

U.S. Women’s Diving Ends 14-Year Individual Medal Drought with Performances by Sarah Bacon & Delaney Schnell

Boudia Transitions to Springboard in First Major International Meet Since the 2016 Rio Olympics

NBC Sports’ Dan Hicks Will Introduce Coverage Throughout This Week’s Diving Competitions

2019 World Championships Week – Diving Features Nearly 40 Hours of 2019 World Diving Championships

All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 1, 2020 – Beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents some of the most memorable moments from the world’s best divers during this week’s primetime 2019 World Championships Week – Diving. This week’s diving competitions continue the network’s 2019 World Championships Week coverage, which spans a multitude of Olympic and Paralympic sports over the next several weeks.

From tonight through Saturday, June 6 (starting at 8 p.m. ET), and Sunday, June 7 (starting at 6:30 a.m. ET), 2019 World Championships Week – Diving features nearly 40 hours of programming from the 2019 World Diving Championships from Gwangju, South Korea. Four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia, 2016 Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon, 2016 Olympian Katrina Young, and newcomers Sarah Bacon and Delaney Schnell highlight the competition.

China finished the 2019 World Diving Championships atop the medal table, totaling 17 medals. Chinese divers won all 12 diving events that they entered at the world championships, skipping the mixed-gender springboard event, as well as the high diving competition. In addition, Chinese divers finished 1-2 in each of the four individual Olympic events.

The U.S. diving team had its best world championships showing in a decade, collecting four medals in the indoor diving events, plus one in the high diving competition. In addition, the U.S. grabbed seven Olympic quota spots for the Tokyo Olympics.

NBC Sports host and play-by-play announcer Dan Hicks will introduce coverage each day throughout this week’s diving competitions. Bill Doleman, along with Olympic diving bronze medalist Cynthia Potter, called the event.

All coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will stream on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app, in addition to NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

TONIGHT, 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.

SESSIONTIME (ET)NETWORK
Mixed Synchronized Platform Final8 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's 1m Springboard Final9 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's Synchronized Springboard Final10 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

TOMORROW, 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.

SESSIONTIME (ET)NETWORK
Men's 1m Springboard Final8 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's Synchronized Platform Final9:30 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's Synchronized Springboard Final10:30 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.

SESSIONTIME (ET)NETWORK
Men's Synchronized Platform Final8 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Mixed Team Event9:30 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.

SESSIONTIME (ET)NETWORK
Women's Platform Final8 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's 3m Springboard Final9 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's 3m Springboard Final10 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

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

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.

SESSIONTIME (ET)NETWORK
Mixed Synchronized Springboard Final8 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's Platform Final10 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.

SESSIONTIME (ET)NETWORK
Women's High Diving Final8 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's High Diving Final9 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 this Sunday 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.

SESSIONTIME (ET)NETWORK
Mixed Synchronized Platform Final6:30 a.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's 1m Springboard Final7:30 a.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's Synchronized Springboard Final8:30 a.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's 1m Springboard Final10 a.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's Synchronized Platform Final11:30 a.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's Synchronized Springboard Final12:30 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's Synchronized Platform Final1:30 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Mixed Team Event3 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's Platform Final5 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's 3m Springboard Final6 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's 3m Springboard Final7 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Mixed Synchronized Springboard Final8 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's Platform Final10 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Women's High Diving Final11:30 p.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Men's High Diving Final12:30 a.m.Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

World Championships Week continues in the coming weeks with nightly primetime coverage from the 2019 World Championships in a variety of Olympic and Paralympic sports. Below is highlighted sports content for the next few weeks, with more to follow:

  • Week of June 1: Diving
  • Week of June 8: Beach Volleyball
  • Week of June 15: Wrestling

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