With Simone Biles out of the competition, there are several contenders from outside the United States who could contend for the goal. Here are a few of them:
Rebeca Andrade of Brazil placed second in the qualification, where her competition went so well that, for a fleeting moment, it seemed her total score could have surpassed Biles’s. She earned a 15.4 that night after executing a near-perfect Cheng, a very difficult vault that only a handful of gymnasts can do.
Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova will represent Russia, which won the team event. Russia has never won an Olympic all-around title as an independent nation, though the Soviet Union had dominated the…