When the world already recognizes you as the greatest athlete in your sport, the Olympics serve more as a coronation than competition.
Those athletes — Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles and Allyson Felix, to name a few — already are in the record books, the Olympic endorsement pipeline, and the collective minds of Americans who regularly watch and enjoy the Summer Olympics.
So, who's got next? Who will swim, run or jump out of your screens and into your advertisements, social media timelines, talk shows, reality competition TV shows and more once the Olympics conclude?
Here's a look at some potential breakout stars for Team USA, listed in alphabetical order, as the Tokyo Olympics take place from July 23 through Aug. 8.