Montreal 2017 World Gymnastics Championships - TV Schedule & Predictions

This page has TV schedule and predictions for the 2017 World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, Canada. This event will feature individual and all-around events. The 2017 World Gymnastics Championships is scheduled for October 2-8.

U.S. TV Schedule
*Subject to change, error

October 5 - Olympic Channel (7 PM ET) *Men All-Around Final (LIVE)
October 6 - Olympic Channel (7 PM ET) *Women All-Around Final (LIVE)
October 7 - NBC (2-5 PM ET)
October 7 - Olympic Channel (5 PM ET) *Apparatus Finals 1 (NEW)
October 8 - NBCSN (1 PM ET) *Apparatus Finals 2 (LIVE)

Predictions

🏅 Men's All-Around: Kohei Uchimura. If someone were to defeat the legendary Uchimura, this is the event to do it. Although the Japanese has won eight straight world and Olympic all-around titles, his performance has been slipping recently. In his last three major events, he won by an average of about 1.5 points compared to a winning margin of 2-4 points when he was at his peak. The likelihood of Uchimura retaining his title is reduced, but it is still better than the competition. It will take a superb performance to defeat the greatest gymnast of all time. As successful as he has been, Uchimura still aims to win an Olympic gold medal in his homeland of Japan. This will motivate him to dedicate time to training and perform at a high level.

🌸 Women's All-Around: Ragan Smith. The Americans have dominated women's all-around gymnastics for the last decade. Even with the absence of Simone Biles, the U.S. team has several strong contenders for the coveted crown. The reigning national champion Ragan Smith is arguably the best gymnast in this young crop. Smith dominated the national championship in August winning three gold medals. Her win in the all-around was particularly impressive. Against a strong field, she won by more than four points. She will face stiff competition from the Chinese and Russians, but I just don't see anyone in the field at this year's worlds who could beat an in-form Smith.

🏆 It's a tale of two countries at this year's world championships. The Japanese are expected to dominate the men's events, while the Americans should dominate the women's events. Kohei Uchimura is a lock for multiple medals in Montreal, but his teammates Kenzo Shirai and Kosuke Tanaka are also on the prowl for medals. The American team is loaded with young female talents, whose skills and difficulty levels are a notch above the rest of the world.