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Watch: Latter-day Saint gymnast MyKayla Skinner nails the vault at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

Latter-day Saint and former University of Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner is one step closer to the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Last weekend, the gymnast was one of 29 athletes who competed in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas. Deseret News reported the outcome of the event, including Skinner’s ninth place finish which will take her to the Olympic Trials in just a few short weeks from June 24–27 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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MyKayla Skinner perseveres through COVID, pneumonia for final Olympic gymnastics chance

MyKayla Skinner always had mixed feelings about the Tokyo Olympics postponement. As one of the oldest U.S. contending gymnasts, she was ready to move on with her life after summer 2020. But an extra year to train at the international elite level after three years at the less challenging college level held promise of a better chance to make what now will be only a four-woman Olympic team and one evspecialist.
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Going for the goal: Why MyKayla Skinner is giving the Olympics one more shot

On November 14, 2019, MyKayla Skinner Harmer achieved a goal she has dreamed of since she was a little girl sitting in Primary. It was a goal she has worked toward her entire life. Readers may recognize MyKayla’s name because of gymnastics, but this goal had nothing to do with the Olympic sport, and it wasn’t achieved in a gym. It was the day she walked through the doors of the Gilbert Arizona Temple and was married for time and all eternity.
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