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Carey claims floor exercise gold for United States

American gymnast Jade Carey won the gold medal on floor exercise Monday.

Carey, 21, of Arizona, bounced back from a frightening stumble during the vault final on Sunday to claim the top spot on floor with a score of 14.366. The medal is the fifth claimed by the U.S. women’s gymnastics team in Tokyo even with Simone Biles sitting out four finals to focus on her mental health.

Vanessa Ferrari of Italy, fourth at both the 2008 and 2016 Olympics, claimed silver. The 30-year-old’s dramatic performance drew a roar from the various federations inside the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.

Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee team and Mai Murakami of Japan tied for bronze with a score of 14.166. The gymnasts had both the same difficulty score and execution score in their routines.


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