Opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled for Aug. 5. Each week, as the countdown continues, we will bring you a roundup of the latest results, news items and storylines in Olympic sports. Here’s a look at what happened over the last seven days on the road to Rio:
World champion Simone Biles and Olympic champion Gabby Douglas saw limited action at this weekend’s Secret Classic, so Aly Raisman stole the show as she captured her first all-around title of the year with a 59.25 point total in Hartford, Conn.
Raisman, a member of the Fierce Five from 2012, finished just one point ahead of 18-year-old Rachel Gowey. Raisman and Douglas have made strong cases thus far to become the first female gymnasts to compete in back-to-back Olympics since Amy Chow and Dominique Dawes in 1996 and 2000. Despite the victory, it may take a tall order for Raisman to knock off Biles and Douglas as the U.S. representatives in the all-around final, which she competed in at the 2012 Olympics and placed fourth. At last year’s world championships, the U.S. took gold and silver with Biles and Douglas.