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Jade Carey will compete in college and prep for Olympics at same time

Jade Carey will compete at Oregon State while training for the Olympics. (Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

Jade Carey is returning to Oregon State for her junior year while she trains for 2024 Paris Olympics, the U.S. gymnast announced Tuesday.

The plan is for Carey to compete on a limited basis next season and focus primarily on returning to the Olympics. Carey won gold in the floor exercise at the 2021 Tokyo Games as a member of Team USA.

The 2024 Olympics are set to take place from July 26 through Aug. 11 in Paris.

“It has always been a passion of mine to represent the United States and the Beavs,” Carey wrote on social media. “With that being said, I am excited to share that I will be remaining at Oregon State while pursuing my dreams of the 2024 Olympics.”

Carey finished the 2023 regular season as the top-ranked all-around gymnast. Her decision contrasts that of fellow Tokyo Olympians Jordan Chiles and Suni Lee, who both are leaving their respective universities to train for the Games.

Following her freshman year at Oregon State, Carey was a member of the 2022 World Championships team, helping the U.S. to a record-setting sixth straight women’s team title while also winning gold on vault.