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Utah's MyKayla Skinner Shows Off Triple-Double Tumbling Pass

MyKayla Skinner still competes a double-double on floor. Photograph: Silvia Vatteroni MyKayla Skinner had a phenomenal past twelve m...

MyKayla Skinner still competes a double-double on floor. Photograph: Silvia Vatteroni

MyKayla Skinner had a phenomenal past twelve months. Last year, after taking fourth in the all around at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, she was named as an alternate to the U.S. Olympic team that won gold in Rio.

Once her Olympic experience was over, Skinner moved to university and joined the Utah NCAA gymnastics team. At Utah she became a star. She hit all 56 out of 56 routines during the 2017 season and scored two perfect 10.0s on floor, her best apparatus. At the National Championships in March, she tied for gold on floor and took second in the all around, and helped Utah qualify to the Super Six, where they finished fifth.

Skinner is particularly impressive on floor in collegiate gymnastics, because she decided to keep one of her top-elite level skill, a double-double (Silivas).

And yet, this does not seem enough. On Instagram a few days ago, Utah Gymnastics posted a video of Skinner training a triple-double, a skill no female gymnast has ever competed.

Un post condiviso da Utah Gymnastics (@utahgymnastics) in data:

Skinner is now training for her NCAA sophomore year, but has not ruled out a possible return to elite gymnastics in the future. Will she try and include the triple-double in her repertoire?

By Talitha Ilacqua

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