American Jade Carey won the treasury title on Saturday (November 5) of the first of two days of the 2022 World Rhythmic Gymnastics apparatus finals in Liverpool, England.
Carey scored 14.516, ahead of his teammate Jordan Chiles (14,350). The bronze medalist stayed Coline Devillard France with a final score of 14.166.
For Carey, this is the sixth medal at the world championships. Although the win is her third gold medal, it is her first individual gold medal at the event, having previously won three individual silver medals.
Last summer, the 22-year-old won the gold medal in the floor exercise at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But a slip on the vault in the medal round encouraged redemption.
“Right after the finals in the vault, when I screwed something up, I looked at my dad and thought, ‘We’re coming back here and we’re doing it again,'” she told Olympics.com in April. “So that would be my main reason [for continuing in elite gymnastics]was a treasury. I just feel like… obviously this mess was devastating to me, so I just want a chance to do it again.
In the final, Carey continued her solid run of strong jumps in Liverpool, delivering 14.733 behind Cheng, followed by 14.300 after Yurchenko’s double turn.
“This medal means everything to me, especially after the Olympic final in show jumping. I’m just very proud of myself to come back and hit two strong jumps,” Carey later said. “In the Olympic final I didn’t do my first jump as I should have. I finished eighth so here today, actually successfully completing both jumps and landing on both feet was an amazing feeling. I’m proud of myself for rebounding.”
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