The much-anticipated women’s gymnastics all-around will begin Thursday morning. With defending Olympic champion Simone Biles withdrawing from competition to take care of her mental health, the field is wide open.
American Suni Lee is a heavy medal favorite after finishing qualifying with the third best score. She and teammate Jade Carey, who subbed in for Biles, will begin the all-around on vault.
The U.S. is looking to win its fifth-straight gold medal in Olympic all-around competition. Before Biles’ win in 2016, Gabby Douglas, Nastia Liukin and Carly Patterson delivered all-around victory at the Olympics.
Competition will begin at 6:50 a.m. ET.
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