Tokyo: Jade Carey made a comeback at the Tokyo Games here the next day after recovering from a disappointing performance in the vault final and won a gold medal in floor exercise.
Wearing a red, white and blue leotard that lit up in the lights of the Arieq Gymnastics Center, he flipped, twisted and danced his way to the top of the podium, flaunting his immense hard skills with power and ease. was performing.
Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari won silver and two gymnasts tied for bronze: Japan’s Mai Murakami and Russia’s Angelina Melnikova.
After realizing she had won, Carey gave her coach, Brian – who is also her father – a big hug. A day back, both of them hugged on the competition floor, but due to sadness.
In Sunday’s vault finals, Carey, who is 21 and from Phoenix, slipped during her first vault run-up. She planned to do a Yurchenko 2½, which is 2 1/2 twists and one flip in the air, but could only flip once, without any twists. Her low score for that vault ruined her medal chances. He left the competition in tears.
But Carey had a chance to make a comeback in these games, and he took it.
In qualifying, Carey finished third in the floor exercise, behind Ferrari, who were first, and Simone Biles, in seconds. Biles chose not to compete in the final, although she announced on Monday that she would compete in the balance beam final on Tuesday – her last possible event at the Tokyo Games.