Zeng qualifies for rhythmic all-around finals at 2014 Youth Olympic Games
posted on 08/26/2014

© Barny Thierof

NANJING, China, Aug. 26, 2014 – Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics, will compete in the rhythmic gymnastics all-around finals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, on Aug. 27. NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports combined will air 54.5 hours of coverage of the Youth Olympic Games. In addition, fans can watch the action live at Olympic.org, Olympic.tv, YouTube.com/Olympics.

Zeng posted the second highest mark in the qualification round to advance to the all-around finals. Zeng’s all-around total of 57.375 put her just behind Russia’s Irina Annenkova (58.950) and ahead of Belarus’ Maryia Trubach. She had the highest qualification score for ribbon (14.550) and the remaining three were also among the best: hoop (14.875), second; clubs (14.500), third; and ball (13.450), fourth. The individual all-around finals features the eight top-ranked gymnasts from the qualification round and are scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. China/1:20-3:30 a.m. ET.

Gymnastics is one of the sports that will be featured on the nightly NBCSN coverage. The nightly programming will be similar to NBC’s traditional primetime presentation for the Olympics. Other sports expected to be among those featured include swimming, track and field, beach volleyball and diving. The complete television schedule is listed below.

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide streaming coverage all 2014 Youth Olympic Games coverage appearing on NBC and NBCSN. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at nbcsports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available for Apple, Android and Microsoft mobile devices and tablets.

In addition to live online coverage of Nanjing 2014, 480 hours of video-on-demand is available at Olympic.org, Olympic.tv, YouTube.com/Olympics and the Olympic TV App, as well as in China with CNTV and CCTV apps.

The official Youth Olympic Games website is Nanjing2014.org. Coverage of the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Team can be found at TeamUSA.org and Twitter.com/USOlympic utilizing the #2014YOG hashtag.

The United States is competing in 22 disciplines across 20 sports, with a 92-athlete U.S. Youth Olympic Games Team. China is hosting 3,800 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees at the second Youth Olympic Games. During 13 days of competition in 28 sports, 222 medal events will be spread over 27 competition venues.

The Youth Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee that take place every four years consistent with the current format of the Olympic Games. The Youth Olympic Games are designed to integrate sport with education and culture, inspiring participants to live by the Olympic values and become ambassadors of Olympism. For more information on the Games, visit Nanjing2014.com.

NBC, NBCSN and Universal Sports Network’s coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games from Nanjing, China

Date Time (ET) Network
Tues., August 26 5-7 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Universal Sports Network
NBCSN
Wed., August 27 5-7 p.m.
7-8 p.m.
Universal Sports Network
NBCSN
Thurs., August 28 5-7:30 p.m.
6:30-8 p.m.**
Universal Sports Network
NBCSN
Sun., August 31 12:30-1:30 p.m. NBC

*Opening Ceremony
**Closing Ceremony