Simone Biles Is ‘So Proud’ Of Fellow Gymnast MyKayla Skinner After Failing To Qualify In Tokyo Olympics


Simone Biles offers support to fellow Team USA gymnast MyKayla Skinner without her Olympic journey and career came to an unreticent end.

ICYMI, the 24-year-old athlete completed as an individual competitor in the qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympics for the first time on Sunday. To protract in the games, she needed to finish in the top eight overall and be one of the top two US gymnasts. Sadly, she placed 10th. Pursuit the event, Skinner took to Twitter on Sunday to express her sadness over how her last Olympic journey panned out, writing:

“Heart wrenched but feeling sooo humbled and happy for the wondrous performance I had tonight! You have all brought me to tears thanks for stuff my biggest cheerleaders! Love u all [kiss emoji] xoxo myk. #NeverGiveUp.”

Related: Simone Biles Becomes First Woman To Win All-Around US Gymnastics Title Seven Times!

We cannot plane imagine how nonflexible it must be — expressly without working at the sport for so long! In specimen you didn’t know, Skinner competed as an unorganized at the 2016 Olympics surpassing rhadamanthine a competitive athlete and student at the University of Utah. She unquestionably left higher in her junior year to wrestle it out for a spot at this year’s games. And without qualifying as an Olympian at the whence of July, MyKayla spoken that she planned to retire pursuit the competition. She said at the time, per Us Weekly:

“The Olympics this summer will mark my last gymnastics competition surpassing I officially retire. I have nothing but good things to say well-nigh Utah Gymnastics, from the organization, the athletes, the fans, to Coach Tom and the staff. I will return to finish my stratum and graduate at the U, and will forever be a Red Rock.”

This makes yesterday’s results plane increasingly heartbreaking! Biles, who will protract to compete in the women’s gymnastics team final on Tuesday, praised her fellow “grandma” for all the nonflexible work she has put in, saying:

“So proud of this one. No one understands the hardwork and dedication it takes to come when from collegiate gymnastics & make an Olympic team. You did the damn thing! Thanks for reminding us that grandma’s can do it too! Thanks for keeping gym light hearted and fun! I love you Ms. Olympian.”

To which, MyKayla responded:

“Couldn’t have asked for a largest grandma to train with the last two years. Thanks for pushing me and supporting me through it all. I love you sooo dang much! OG’s for life!! Now go do your thang GOAT.”

We love to see women supporting women! Reactions to MyKayla Skinner’s sudden exit from the games, Perezcious readers? What have been your thoughts on the Olympics so far? Let us know in the comments (below)!

[Image via Simone Biles/Instagram]

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