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Paris 2024: Oregon State's Jade Carey heads to second Olympic Games

Oregon State University gymnast Jade Carey is Paris bound.

Carey, the reigning Olympic gold medalist in Floor Exercise, made the cut for the five-person gymnastics team at the Olympic trials this weekend in Minneapolis. This is her second trip to the Olympics.

She’ll be heading to Paris with some familiar travel companions. Simone Biles, Suni Lee, and Jordan Chiles, who were fellow teammates at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, also made the cut. 16-year-old Hezly Rivera rounds out the five-person team. Traveling alternates include Joscelyn Roberson and Leanne Wong.

Carey is a two-time World medalist, as well as a four-time national silver medalist. On vault, she is the 2022 World champion. She has earned eight Olympic and World Championship medals, making her the sixth most decorated U.S. female gymnast of all time.

Carey was the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year in both 2022 and 2023. In addition, she has earned Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honors nine times in her three years with the Beavers.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games open July 26 and conclude August 11.

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Sociology.