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Jade Carey      

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast

Jade Carey is an American artistic gymnast who represented the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. She is the 2020 Olympic champion on floor exercise. She was a member of the teams that won gold at the 2019 World Championships and the 2018 Pan American Championships. Individually on vault she is the 2017 and 2019 World silver medalist, the 2018 Pan American champion, and the 2017 United States national champion. On floor exercise she is the 2017 World silver medalist and the 2018 Pan American champion. She is a five-time member of the United States women's national gymnastics team (2017–present).

At the Olympic Games, Carey performed the all-around during qualifications. She hit all four routines and qualified to the vault final in second place behind Simone Biles as well as the floor exercise final in third place behind Vanessa Ferrari and Biles. Despite finishing ninth in the all-around, she initially did not qualify to the all-around final due to two-per-country limitations as Biles and Sunisa Lee placed higher. However, Biles later withdrew from the all-around final, and Carey, as the next-highest scoring American, took her place. During the all-around final Carey recorded the second highest vault (behind Rebeca Andrade) and floor exercise (behind Mai Murakami and tied with Angelina Melnikova) scores; however she fell off the balance beam and finished eighth overall.

In the vault final, Carey finished eighth. During the running phase of her first vault, Carey was off on her steps and performed only a tucked Yurchenko, a vault with a difficulty score of 3.3. She went on to successfully perform her second vault, an Amanar with a difficulty of 5.8, but was deducted two points for performing two vaults with the same entry, finishing with an average score of 12.416, more than two full points behind the seventh finisher.

The following day, Carey won the floor exercise final with a score of 14.366, outperforming her qualifications score of 14.100 and placing ahead of Italy's Vanessa Ferrari. She is the third consecutive American champion on the event, following Aly Raisman in 2012 and Simone Biles in 2016. Prior to the floor exercise final, Carey was the only member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team who had not yet won a medal.

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