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Jade Carey of the United States takes gold in women’s floor exercise final

Jade Carey of the United States takes gold in women’s floor exercise final

Jade Carey of the United States won the gold medal in the women’s floor exercises final at the Ariake Gymnastics Center on Monday in Tokyo.

The 21-year-old has scored 14.366 in this event.

Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari finished second with a score of 14.200, while Mai Murakami of Japan and Angelina Melnikova of the Russian Olympic Committee shared the bronze medal with a score of 14.166 each.

Carey took the stage early and set the bar too high for the remaining competition. One by one, they came within tenths of Carey but couldn’t touch his score.

The difference was the points Carey received for degree of difficulty, as she was the only gymnast to hit the six-plus mark (6.300) in that category. Everyone else, except Russia’s Viktoriia Listunova, finished with better execution scores than Carey.

Brazilian Rebeca Andrade, who won gold in the women’s vault final, finished fifth with a score of 14.033.

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Briton Jennifer Gadirova, who replaced Simone Biles, finished seventh.

Biles withdrew from the event on Saturday.

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