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Jade Carey gets vault redemption after Olympics letdown

Jade Carey of United States celebrates winning the gold medal with silver medallist Jordan Chiles of United States in the Women's All-Around Vault Final on day eight of the 2022 Gymnastics World Championships. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

After a disappointment at the Olympics, Jade Carey is now a world champion.

She took gold in the women’s vault final on Saturday, scoring 14.516. Fellow Olympic teammate Jordan Chiles took silver with a 14.350 while Coline Devillad of France claimed bronze at 14.166.

“This means the world to me,” Carey wrote on Instagram. “To come back from the tokyo vault final and win the world championships is an incredible feeling. I’m proud of the work I have put it in to get to this point.

I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and trainers so thank you! Redemption feels so sweet.”

At last summer’s Tokyo Olympics, Carey tripped down the vault runway. That mistake cost her a shot at a medal, as she took eighth in the event. She would rebound for gold on floor exercise the next day.

“I ended up getting eighth [in Tokyo], so here today actually completing both vaults successfully and landing both on my feet felt like an amazing feeling,” Carey said. “I’m proud of myself for bouncing back.”

Chiles was also proud of her performance, earning her first individual world championship medal.

“This is only my second final ever as a senior, so to come back with a silver is awesome,” said Chiles, who later added, “In my mind, my second is a first because Jade is a phenomenal vaulter.”