Jade Carey kept the streak alive for the United States. On Monday morning, Carey, 21, won gold in the women's floor final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The win pushes the American gymnasts' medal total to five, which is impressive seeing how Simone Biles has missed four finals for mental-health reasons.
This is the U.S.'s third consecutive gold in the floor exercise. Aly Raisman won in 2012 and Biles did the same in 2016.
Italy's Vanessa Ferrari took home silver while Japan's Mai Murakami and the Russian Olympic Committee's Angelina Melnikova -- who posted identical scores -- shared bronze medals.
The final results from Tokyo were as follows:
- 14.366 for Carey
- 14.200 for Ferrari
- 14.166 for Murakami and Melnikova
The Women's Artistic Gymnastics Floor Final has concluded and there's four medallists!— 7Olympics (@7olympics) August 2, 2021
🥇 Jade Carey - USA - 14.366
🥈 Vanessa Ferrari - Italy - 14.200
🥉 Mai Murakami - Japan - 14.166
🥉 Angelina Melnikova - ROC - 14.166#Tokyo2020 | https://t.co/HDj9DIGBBu pic.twitter.com/7K4wb3LskV
Carey's medal-winning performance was far from predictable, as she had a rocky start to these Games.
The gymnast took a hard fall off the balance beam in the all-around competition earlier in the Olympics. She was participating in the event as a replacement for Biles, and wound up finishing eighth out of 24 in that event.
But in the floor qualifiers, Carey showed promise. The Arizona native finished third, behind only Ferrari and Biles. Then, on Monday morning, she followed up on that with a winning performance.
Biles will have one last shot at individual gold -- albeit in a different event -- on Tuesday morning in the balance beam final.