Sam Mikulak didn’t know he’d posted the highest score in yesterday’s first day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials until Jonathan Horton told him – Will Graves from the Associated Press has the story.
Competing in the Olympic Games is a dream McKayla Maroney, 16, a double World Championships gold medalist in 2011, and Kyla Ross, 15, billed as the next big thing in American gymnastics, have shared since they first met nearly a decade ago in an Orange County gym.
Danell Leyva dreams of flying, and when he releases the high bar and swings into space during his routine, he comes close. Suspended in midtwist or midflip, he’s a skydiver savoring the split second before he pulls the rip cord.
The latest episode of “USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team presented by AT&T” looks at the 2012 Visa Championships, which determined national champions plus those athletes who qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Sarah Finnegan, 15, of St. Louis, and Brenna Dowell, 16, of Odessa, Mo., finished sixth and ninth, respectively, in the all-around at the U.S. championships on June 10, qualifying for the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team and Olympic Trials.