Aug 2, 2021 - Sports

U.S. gymnast Jade Carey wins Olympic gold in floor exercise final

Jade Carey
Jade Carey. Photo: Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images

American gymnast Jade Carey won Olympic gold in the individual floor exercise final on Monday.

The big picture: Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari won silver and Japan's Mai Murakami and Russian Angelina Melnikova tied for bronze.

Driving the news: Carey's first place finish in Tokyo came a day after she took a disappointing stumble during the vault final.

  • She said teammate Simone Biles, who pulled out of the floor final and other events to prioritize her mental health, told her to let the fall go and "move on," per the New York Times.
  • "For tonight, I just had to let that go," Carey said after winning gold.

Worth noting: USA Gymnastics announced Monday that Biles will participate in the individual balance beam final, her last chance to compete at this year's Olympics.

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