What was expected to be a race for silver and bronze is now wide open, as one of the most anticipated events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be contested without Team USA’s Simone Biles.
Biles continues her recovery, and we may see her at the event finals later this week, but that opens the door for Americans Suni Lee and Jade Carey from Team USA competing as part of the 24 gymnasts to qualify. Carey is only eligible because of the withdrawal of Biles, as there is a two-competitors-per-country limit despite Carey finishing ninth in the preliminaries.
Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade was only behind Biles after qualifying, but only .233 points was the difference between her and Suni Lee in the top spot. Carey is a long shot for a medal, but her poor balance beam performance in the preliminaries leaves her plenty of room to post a medal-eligible score if she can land a clean routine.
The women’s gymnastics individual all-around competition begins at 6:50 a.m. ET Thursday, which is 7:50 p.m. in Tokyo.
Women’s Gymnastics Individual All-Around Final at Tokyo Olympics: Thursday, July 29th
Time: 6:50 a.m. ET on Thursday
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Here are the complete odds to win the women’s individual all-around at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from DraftKings Sportsbook: