MyKayla Skinner is an elite gymnast from Gilbert, Arizona, who trains at Desert Lights Gymnastics.
Best Moments From The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Aug 4, 2021As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics come to an end, we get to experience the worst part: realizing it’s over. Luckily, we can reminisce on all the best moments of the games for years to come - and this year’s Olympics was exciting from start to finish, with unexpected twists and turns every second. Here are just a few of our favorite moments!
Suni Lee, MyKayla Skinner Medal At Event Finals At 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Aug 1, 2021TOKYO, August 1, 2021 – MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz., vaulted her way to the silver medal on the first night of individual event finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, while Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn., took bronze on uneven bars.
6 Takeaways From Day 1 At U.S. Women's Gymnastics Trials
Jun 26, 2021There’s nothing like being in an arena when Simone Biles's name is announced. Saving her Double Pike Yurchenko for the Olympics, Biles pulled out her Cheng and Amanar for the night. The vault began with the Cheng with a ridiculously far landing and ended with a stratospheric Amanar, scoring 15.66. She finished with a 60.565, the highest score since World's qualification 2018!
Biles Leads Women's AA Standings After Day 1 Of U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Jun 26, 2021ST. LOUIS, June 25, 2021 – Seven-time national champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre will take a nearly three-point lead into Day 2 of the ongoing U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Biles’ 60.565 across four rotations Friday evening at The Dome in St. Louis has her poised to claim one of two automatic spots – awarded to the top-two all-around finishers – for the U.S. women’s team at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center (57.666) and Biles’ WCC teammate Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash. (57.132) sit second and third at the midway point. MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics (56.598) and Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters (56.498) rounded out the top five.
U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Media Day: Skinner, Lee, McCallum, & More
Jun 24, 2021Mykayla Skinner realizes her feelings are all over the place and she’s excited to be at her second Olympic Trials.
Who To Watch For At The 2021 Olympic Trials
Jun 14, 2021Rolling into the 2021 Olympic Trials, the only thing we know for sure is that Simone Biles, barring an alien invasion, is going to come in first place and lead the team. Besides that, anything could happen! What we do know is that the top two all-arounders at trials are automatically placed on the team, so everyone will be fighting for that second spot. Land below second place, and it’s up to Tom Forster and the selection committee who they choose to put onto the coveted four-person Olympic team, who is going as alternates, and who misses the team completely.
Biles Wins 7th National AA Championship, Most In U.S. Women's Gymnastics
Jun 7, 2021FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6, 2021 – Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre claimed another spot in the record books Sunday at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, notching a seventh U.S. senior women’s all-around title – the most in history. Biles (119.650) ran away from the competition on Day 2, stretching a 2.2-point lead to nearly five full points. Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center finished second with a 114.950, and Biles’ World Champions Centre teammate Jordan Chiles (114.450) rounded out the top three. Biles also claimed the top spots on vault (31.025), balance beam (29.250) and floor exercise (29.600). Lee notched the national title on uneven bars with a 30.200.
What To Watch For At The Women's 2021 U.S. Championships
May 27, 2021The U.S. Championships are almost here, the final stepping stone to the Olympic Trials. U.S. Championships, also referred to as nationals, showcases the best of the best in U.S. gymnastics, and will be an exciting weekend of today’s biggest names throwing their best routines.
Biles Debuts Yurchenko Double Pike Vault, 5th GK U.S. Classic AA Title
May 23, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, May 22, 2021 – Reigning World champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre returned to competition for the first time in more than a year in a half Saturday night at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The four-time Olympic gold medalist edged teammate Jordan Chiles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre in successful defense of her 2019 GK U.S. Classic all-around title. Along the way, Biles debuted the long-anticipated Yurchenko double pike vault, becoming the first woman to land the high-difficulty skill in competition.
GK U.S. Classic: The Yurchenko Double Pike, The Comebacks, & The Activist
May 22, 2021Simone Biles stood at the top of the vault runway. She leaned in and charged forward, just like she’s done thousands of times before. She launched herself off the table and she nearly stuck — Yurchenko double pike. It helped so quickly and casually that it was almost easy to miss it.
What To Watch For At The 2021 GK U.S. Classic
May 17, 2021The GK U.S. Classic is the kickoff event for the 2021 summer Olympic season. The event set for Saturday, May 22, is the first in the home stretch for the top female gymnasts leading up to the trials. The meet also serves as the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, held June 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas.
2021 GK U.S. Classic & GK Hope Championships Schedule Announced
May 14, 2021INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2021 – Many of the nation’s top women’s artistic gymnasts are set to face off May 21-22 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The 2021 GK U.S. Classic features junior and senior competitions and will be headlined by numerous Olympic medalists and World champions. The event also serves as the final opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify to the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will be held June 3-6 in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2021 GK Hopes Championships will be held in conjunction with the GK U.S. Classic and features rising stars from the women’s artistic discipline. The annual event marks the end of the 2021 Hopes season.
Women's Preview: What To Watch For At 2021 Winter Cup
Feb 22, 2021The 2021 Winter Cup takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana from February 26th-28th and is expanding this year. Previously only a men’s artistic competition, the Winter Cup now includes women’s artistic gymnastics as well, with both a junior and senior competition in each.
MyKayla Skinner Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Lingering Effects Of COVID-19
Jan 5, 2021MyKayla Skinner is hospitalized with pneumonia after suffering some lingering effects of COVID-19. Skinner posted the news on her Instagram story. The two-time World Champion and NCAA Champion is competing for a spot on the 2021 US Olympic Women's Artistic Gymnastics team.
Worlds Watch: Gymnasts Bring Power & Performance On Floor
Oct 3, 2019The 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are about to begin, and we're previewing the competition on each women's apparatus. Last, but most definitely not least, is floor, where Simone Biles is setting the bar even higher.