NBC airs four hours of World Gymnastics Championships on Oct. 12-13
posted on 10/10/2013

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10, 2013 – Fans can watch the USA take on the world's best gymnasts at the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, on NBC this weekend. The USA won 12 medals (three gold, six silver and three bronze) at the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships at the Antwerp (Belgium) Sports Palace, setting a U.S. record for the most medals earned at a single World Championships. Action from the women's and men's all-around finals will air on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2-4 p.m. ET, and the individual event finals will be featured on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2-4 p.m. ET.

Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix, Inc., and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, compete in the women's all-around, where they finished first and second, respectively. Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan, makes a solid run in the men's all-around.

The USA puts on a show in the individual event finals, bringing home 10 medals. Watch your favorites in action: McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center, Biles, and Ross for the women, and Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma), Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma), John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University).

This year's 12 medals surpass the mark set in 2005 of nine medals (four gold, four silver and one bronze). Also, 2013 is the men's most successful individual World Championships in U.S. history.


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