MyKayla Skinner’s Olympic Dream Not Over: Gymnast to Exchange Simone Biles After She Exits Extra Occasions – E! On-line


This previous weekend, U.S. gymnast MyKayla Skinner‘s Olympic dream appeared to finish abruptly. However now, she’s getting a second likelihood.

On Saturday, July 31, her colleague and Olympic champion Simone Biles withdrew from the vault and uneven bars equipment finals on the Tokyo Olympics, days after she dropped out of the ladies’s gymnastics group competitors and all-around particular person finals, citing psychological well being points.

Final weekend, MyKayla competed as an Olympian for the first time, as a person competitor within the qualifying spherical, however didn’t rank excessive sufficient to proceed to the finals. On Instagram, the 24-year-old Arizona native wrote that her loss meant she was “closing the e book on my gymnastics profession.” However after Simone’s latest departure, introduced by USA Gymnastics, MyKayla, who had the fourth highest rating in vault throughout {qualifications}, was introduced again to take her colleague’s place within the finals. She paid tribute to Simone as she introduced her comeback.

“Seems to be like I get to place a contest Leo on only one extra time,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside images of herself posing in a white patriotic leotard and pink jacket. “Cannot wait to compete in vault finals. Doing this for us @simonebiles [red heart emoji] It is go time child!”