U.S. gymnast Jade Carey had the daunting task of taking the place of Simone Biles in the all-around final at the Tokyo Games on Thursday but took it in her stride, finishing eighth before saying that the last few days had been "a little bit crazy". Biles, the four-time Olympic Champion, withdrew from the individual all-around competition on Wednesday citing mental health concerns, a day after she shocked the world by pulling out of the team event to prioritise her mental health. Biles' withdrawal meant that 21-year-old Carey had to fill in on short notice.
Alessandra Perilli clinched bronze in the women’s trap shooting, becoming the first person to win an Olympic medal for the microstate of around 34,000 inhabitants. San Marino replaced Bermuda as the record holder, two days after Flora Duffy won the island nation’s second medal, but first gold, in the women’s triathlon.
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