Carey to Compete in All-Around Final
CORVALLIS – Future Oregon State gymnast Jade Carey will take part in the All-Around Final at the Tokyo Olympics, which will be held Thursday morning at 3:50 a.m. PT.
Carey finished ninth in the all-around during the qualification round with a score of 56.265, but did not initially make the cut for the finals as she finished behind fellow Americans Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee (only two gymnasts per federation can make an event final). USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday that Biles has withdrawn from the All-Around final to focus on her mental health, opening up a spot of Carey in the event.
Carey had already qualified for the Olympic finals in both the vault and the floor exercise, finishing second and third in those events during qualification. In addition to Thursday's All-Around, she will compete in the final for the vault at 1 a.m. PT on Aug. 1. The floor final will be held at 1 a.m. PT on Aug. 2.
Carey punched her ticket to Tokyo via individual qualification. She earned her place with impressive performances at four World Cup competitions between 2018 and 2019. Her accomplishments over that stretch were highlighted by gold-medal performances on vault and floor at both the 2019 FIG Individual Apparatus World in Baku, Azerbaijan and the 2019 FIG World Cup in Doha, Qatar.
Carey signed a National Letter of Intent with the Beavers in the fall of 2017, and is expected to join the OSU gymnastics program in time for the 2022 season.
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