Jade Carey is firmly established on the international gymnastics scene, while Stephen Nedoroscik is more of a newcomer looking to make his mark in this Olympic year.
On Saturday, both came away with gold medals at the 2020 Gymnastics World Cup event in Melbourne, Australia.
Carey, who’s closing in on locking up a spot at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 via the individual qualifying method, took first place in the vault while Nedoroscik, a senior at Penn State, won his first international medal in the pommel horse.
Carey, 19, won the women’s vault with a score of 14.866. It was her third world cup victory of the qualifying period, giving her the maximum of 90 points in the rankings as each win gets 30 points and a gymnast’s best three results count.
France’s Coline Devillard was second with a score of 14.249, while Japan’s Shoko Miyata took third with 14.149.
Carey also ranks first overall in the women’s floor exercise with two wins, and she’ll compete in that final on Sunday.
Nedoroscik, 21, is a pommel horse specialist. He is a two-time NCAA champion and one-time runner-up in the event, and was selected to compete at last year’s world cup in Doha, Qatar, after winning the event at the 2019 Winter Cup Challenge. The Worcester, Massachusetts native had two scores of 15.000 or better at that event. He was sixth in Doha, and then competed in the FIG International Apparatus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany later in the year and finished eighth.
He qualified in first place for Saturday’s final, then won with a score of 15.400, only one of two gymnast to crest the 15.000 mark. Iran’s Saeedreza Keikha was the other, coming in second with a score of 15.033, while Japan’s Kohei Kameyama was third with 14.833. Nedoroscik’s score on Saturday beat even his own personal collegiate best, a 15.300 at the West Point Open on Jan. 11, 2019.