MyKayla Skinner Gives Heartfelt Message After Failing To Qualify For Event Finals
On Sunday, MyKayla Skinner gave a heartfelt message after failing to qualify for any event final.
“Heartbroken but feeling sooo humbled and blessed for the amazing performance I had tonight! You have all brought me to tears thanks for being my biggest cheerleaders! Love u all xoxo myk,” Skinner wrote on twitter.
Heart broken💔 but feeling sooo humbled and blessed for the amazing performance I had tonight! You have all brought me to tears thanks for being my biggest cheerleaders! Love u all😘 xoxo myk
— MyKayla Skinner (Harmer) (@mykaylaskinner) July 25, 2021
The 24-year-old competed as an individual and not as a member of Team USA. She did not make any event final after competing in all four apparatuses during the qualifying round. Skinner finished the all-around in 10th place with a total score of 55.398. In addition to completing her run at the Olympics, her elite gymnastics career has effectively concluded.
Simone Biles tweeted out her support of Skinner after she failed to qualify. “So incredibly proud of this girl right here. Thanks for always keeping gym light hearted and fun! love you! you’re amazing ms olympian,” Biles wrote on Twitter.
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 25, 2021
Skinner was not selected to compete in the 2012 Olympic trials. She was chosen as an alternate for the 2016 Rio Games, but did not have an official spot on the team. After watching from the stands as the U.S. team took home the gold in Rio in 2016, Skinner left professional gymnastics and went to college. She won two NCAA titles for Utah. She eventually annouced she would be returning to elite gymnastics after her junior year, with a specific focus on the 2020 Tokyo Games. Skinner wanted to make her childhood dreams of making the Olympics come true. She trained hard but came up short on Sunday, failing to win a medal.