Jade Fernandes Barbosa
(born July 1, 1991 in Rio de Janeiro
) is a Brazilian gymnast
Barbosa won the gold medal in the Junior Championships in the All-Around, Floor, Balance Beam and Vault.
In 2006 Barbosa won the All-Around in the Junior National Championships.
In 2007, Barbosa became age-eligible to compete as a senior gymnast. She won her first medal in a World Cup event in Germany, when she won a silver on the Vault.
Her first major appearance was during the 2007 Pan American Games
. During the All-Around finals, Barbosa fell from the uneven bars. She placed fourth overall.
The following day, she competed on the Vault finals, where she won the gold medal. She was the only non-American female gymnast to win a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. Barbosa also won a silver in the Team competition and a bronze in the Floor final.
At the 2007 World Championships, Barbosa won the bronze medal in the Women's All Around. She also qualified for the Team, Vault and Balance Beam finals. Barbosa helped the Brazilian team to place fifth in the Team Finals, behind China, USA, Romania and Italy.
In October 2007, Barbosa took part in the World Cup event in Stuttgart, Germany
. Barbosa won two silver medals, one on the Vault and the other one on the Floor.
At the end of the year, Barbosa performed the "The Cheng" vault in a Brazilian... Read More