Tokyo 2020: Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade soars to women’s vault gold

Andrade succeeds Simone Biles as vault champion. Biles won gold at Rio 2016 and has dominated this exercise since 2013, but has withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 due to mental health problems.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade, who entered the books three days ago as the first Olympic medalist in her country's women's gymnastics history, winning silver in the all-around competition, went a step higher on Sunday (01) by winning the vault: she now knows the glitter of gold.

Andrade won the competition with 15.083 points, ahead of USA's Mykayla Skinner, 14.916, and South Korea's Yeo Seojeong, 14.733.

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