Rebeca Andrade Wins Brazil’s First-Ever Olympic Gold in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Rebeca Andrade made history after becoming the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in artistic gymnastics on Aug. 1.

Andrade won the vault finals with a score of 15.083, earning Brazil’s first-ever gold medal and the second medal of any color in women’s gymnastics.

Andrade, 22, earlier won silver in the individual all-around. She now has two medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“It’s a huge pride for me because I saw how much I’ve grown. I’ve matured, and it’s really good. I feel so overwhelmed, happy. I’m feeling incredible,” Andrade told the official website of the Olympics.

American Mykayla Skinner won silver at the vault finals with a score of 14.916.

South Korean Yeo Seo-jeong won bronze with a score of 14.733, making history as the first medalist of her country in women’s gymnastics.


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