MyKayla Skinner: Mormon Athlete
MyKayla Skinner is an American gymnast and served as an alternate on the 2016 US Olympic Team. She signed with the University of Utah Lady Utes in November 2014 but deferred enrollment to train for the Olympics. During the 2016 Olympic Trials, she was fourth all-around, 2nd on vault, 5th on beam, and 4th on floor exercise. At the 2014 World Championships in China, she contributed to the US Team’s gold medal and won a bronze medal on the vault with a score of 15.366. She is known for high difficulty in her vaults.
Skinner was born on December 9, 1996, in Mesa, Arizona, and is from Gilbert, Arizona. Her two older sisters are former gymnasts. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.