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Carey golden on floor exercise at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
posted on 08/02/2021

© John Cheng

TOKYO, August 2, 2021 - Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz., took the top spot on floor exercise during Monday's event finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Carey, the second competitor to perform, delivered a 14.366, setting a bar that would not be eclipsed. Vanessa Ferrari of Italy claimed the silver medal with a 14.200, and Mai Murakami of Japan and Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee shared the bronze medal with a 14.166.

Carey was the only U.S. gymnast in action Monday. China's Liu Yang earned gold on the men's still rings with a score of 15.500, while Korea's Shin Jea-hwan posted the high score in the men's vault final with a 14.783.

The Olympic artistic gymnastics competition will wrap Tuesday with the final day of event finals. Sam Mikulak will represent the U.S. on parallel bars. Brody Malone will compete on horizontal bar, and Olympic women's all-around champions Simone Biles (2016) and Sunisa Lee (2020) will each make one final appearance in Tokyo, as they are both set to compete on beam.