With a first-place finish in the floor exercise on Monday in Tokyo, Jade Carey earned Team USA’s fifth medal in women’s gymnastics at the 2020 Summer Games.
Her final score of 14.366 edged second place Vanessa Ferrari of Italy. Mai Murakami of Japan and Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee each scored 14.166 and claimed bronze medals.
Every women’s gymnastics event held so far at the Games has resulted in a medal for Team USA. The men’s team did not make the podium in any of their first four competitions.
The women’s gymnastics team from Team USA won its first medal in the all-around team final on Tuesday. Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, and Grace McCallum finished second as a team.
Lee went on to win gold in the individual all-around competition and bronze on uneven bars. On vault, Team USA’s MyKayla Skinner won another silver medal.
Carey’s victory Monday came about an hour after USA Gymnastics announced that Biles will end her hiatus from Olympic competition and return for the balance beam final, the last event of the women’s program.
Lee leads all women’s gymnast with three medals at the Games. She also is tied with Xiao Ruoteng of the China men’s team for the most medals among gymnasts at the Tokyo Olympics.
China’s Yang Liu won gold in the men’s rings final Monday in Tokyo. South Korea’s Shin Jae Hwan claimed gold in the men’s’ vault final.
The women’s balance beam individual final airs at 4:50 a.m. EDT Tuesday on Peacock.
Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade shows her gold medal to the camera during the presentation ceremony for the vault in the individual apparatus final on August 1. Photo by Richard Ellis