Simone Biles Shares Sweet Message to Teammate Jade Carey Following Olympic Gold

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Simone Biles is celebrating her pal and fellow USA gymnastics competitor, Jade Carey, who just took home a gold medal in today’s Floor Final at the Tokyo Olympics.

Last Tuesday, Biles withdrew from the women's team gymnastics final at the Tokyo Olympics after a difficult turn on the vault. USA Gymnastics released a statement on Wednesday revealing that Biles would not compete in the all-around portion of the events.

“After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health,” part of the statement read. “We wholeheartedly support Simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”

She then sat out several individual events, including the fan-favorite floor routine. In her absence, the U.S. tapped another top-ranked competitor for the all-around event, Jade Carey. Carey, who was always set to compete in today’s floor event, scored a gold medal during Monday’s women's floor final. (The Arizona native earned a whopping score of 14.366.)

And the now-gold medalist had quite the support system cheering her on from the stands, including Biles, MyKayla Skinner and Grace McCallum. Following the big win, Biles even shared a sweet celebratory message for her friend on IG.

The 24-year-old champion reshared Team USA’s official post announcing Carey’s accomplishment on her personal social media account. “GO JADE,” she captioned the post.

Carey automatically secured a spot in the Games after winning gold in the vault (her favorite event) and floor competitions in the 2020 Melbourne World Cup and the 2019 Doha World Cup and Baku World Cup. In fact, she’s earned a total of seven medals at world championships over the last few years. However, this is the first Olympic medal of her career.

Congrats, Jade!

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