Sadly, it seems like MyKayla Skinner‘s Olympic journey and gymnastics profession has come to an abrupt finish.
The 24-year-old gymnast and oldest member of the US’ girls’s group competed as an Olympian for the primary time on Sunday, July 25. She participated within the qualifying spherical on the Tokyo Olympics as a person competitor relatively than in a group occasion. To have the ability to proceed within the Video games, she needed to end within the prime eight total and be one of many prime two U.S. gymnasts. She positioned tenth.
MyKayla was seen crying as she acquired her scores, ESPN reported. As a results of the strict COVID-19 protocols in Japan, the gymnast—who truly contracted the coronavirus earlier this yr—should depart the nation inside 48 hours of the meet and won’t be allowed to cheer on her teammates from the stands as they proceed their Olympic journey, the community mentioned.
“Coronary heart damaged,” MyKayla wrote on Twitter, “however feeling sooo humbled and blessed for the wonderful efficiency I had tonight! You have got all introduced me to tears thanks for being my greatest cheerleaders! Love u all [kiss emoji] xoxo myk.”
She added, “#NeverGiveUp.”