Jade Carey wins gold! Get to know Team USA’s star gymnast

'Words can’t even begin to describe how I am feeling right now.' Olympics fans cheer as Jade Carey wins gold for Team USA

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 02: Jade Carey of Team United States celebrates during the Women's Floor Exercise Final on day ten of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 02, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images), Jade Carey wins gold
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It's another victory for Team USA: Jade Carey wins gold! 

The gymnastics queen might've suffered a few setbacks on the vault, but when it came to her floor routine, the athlete reigned supreme. Now that the United States has another gold-medal gymnast to add to an impressive roster that includes Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee, fans are anxious to learn more about Jade Carey and the performance that earned her the top slot.

Jade Carey wins gold: watch the Jade Carey floor routine

Although Jade Carey only placed eighth on the vault last week, she let her determination—and encouragement from Simone Biles, who said "go out and kill floor"—get into the right mindset for the subsequent competition. 

"Yesterday was very tough for me," Carey told reporters, according to CNN (opens in new tab). "I tripped, I guess, in my hurdle, or right before. I don't even know. It's kind of a blur now. It was really hard, but I'm glad I'm safe and healthy. Doing that second vault, it was a challenge, but I didn't want to give up. For tonight, I just had to let that go and give it my all."

And that she did. She even considered the impeccable performance to be her best floor routine of all time. Take a look below:

Jade Carey wins gold reaction

"Olympic Gold Medalist," Carey wrote on Instagram. "Words can’t even begin to describe how I am feeling right now. Dreams do come true🌟 I am proud of myself for bouncing back and giving it my all. Thank you so much for the love and support."

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In the wake of Simone Biles' withdrawal from competitions, the greatest gymnast of all time has been there to support her teammates, and Carey even admitted she received the most encouragement from Biles ahead of her floor performance. Looks like the sportsmanship helped lead Jade to victory. We love queens supporting queens!

Where is Jade Carey from?

Team USA's newest gold medal gymnast hails from Phoenix, Arizona. Her father, Brian Carey, coaches her and joined her in person at the Olympics. 

"Having my dad out there by my side means everything to me," she told reporters. "I'm really glad we were able to share this together."

Jade's mother, Danielle Greenberg, watched at home alongside the athlete's siblings, 15-year-old Taeva and 13-year-old Xandon.

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Jade Carey age: How old is she?

Born on May 27, 2000, the gymnast is 21 years old. (And she's a Gemini!)

Jade Carey college: Where did she go to school?

Jade attends Oregon State, where she is a member of the Beavers women's gymnastics team. She is expected to graduate in 2024.

Jade Carey accomplishments on the vault

Although she had some slight slip-ups on the vault in Tokyo, that's the discipline where Jade first received attention. On the vault, she is the 2017 and 2019 World silver medalist, the 2018 Pan American champion, and the 2017 United States national champion. 

Now, the world has come to realize just how talented and capable she is of dominating—or as Simone says "killing"—the floor. Jade, we can't wait to see what you accomplish next!

Danielle Valente

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