The heavily favored United States women's gymnastics team heads into Tuesday's team all-around final with a terrific chance to win gold in the event for the second consecutive Summer Olympics.
The Americans were dominant in Sunday's qualifying competition. They posted a team score of 185.238, a mile clear of second-place qualifier China at 175.279. Rounding out the eight-country field for the all-around final are, in qualifying order: Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.
The competition format for Olympic gymnastics is somewhat complicated, but a rough breakdown isn't too hard to grasp. The United States and its seven competitors will send three gymnasts to compete on each apparatus: floor exercises, the vault, uneven bars and balance beam. All three individual scores count toward the team's score, unlike in qualifying, when only the three best scores out of four per country start. This is a different event than the 24-gymnast individual all-around final, to which countries can send no more than two athletes.
The five-woman American team's members are Simone Biles Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez. They'll be the heavy favorites to win this competition and keep team all-around gold on U.S. soil.
Here's complete viewing information for the team all-around final (all times Eastern):
Women's gymnastics team all-around final, August 9
TV: NBC, coverage starts at 8 p.m. (tape delay)
Streaming: NBC Olympics (live, 3 p.m.)