UTAH UTES

Former U. Star MyKayla Skinner Grateful For Utah’s Support During Olympics

Jul 27, 2021, 3:53 PM | Updated: 4:07 pm

TOKYO — Former University of Utah star MyKayla Skinner told KSL TV’s Shara Park she is ready to move forward with plans to finish school at the U. while her husband finishes at Brigham Young University after she didn’t qualify for any of the individual women’s gymnastics event finals.

“It is kind of sad,” Skinner said. “It is my last meet ever and not being able to go back and compete as a Red Rock and see the Utah fans post about this Olympics, they were posting past videos, ‘always a Red Rock’ and an Olympian, so that was just really special to me to see that I still have that family and support from everyone.”

Skinner said she wants to eventually start a family and she also wants a career in broadcast journalism. But before she does all that, she shared one last message for Utah and all of her supportive Red Rock fans.

“I’m going to miss you 15,000 fans in the stadium — that was seriously the best getting that standing ovation on floor all the time,” Skinner said. “They have seriously been amazing, and to see their support through all of this has made it easier for me to go out there and do my thing. I know they’ll always be cheering for me and I love you guys so much. So, thanks to everyone in the Ute family for being there and giving me the love and support.”

Skinner said she’s excited to cheer on her team in the final and she originally planned on returning home in the next few days.

However, with Simone Biles withdrawing from the team final Tuesday morning, Skinner could possibly fill in on the vault.

No official decision on whether Biles will continue in any individual final has been announced.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

wrigley field...

Brian Preece

Locals In MLB: Hodge Delights In Debut, Dunn Returns To Milwaukee

Former Cottonwood Colt Porter Hodge had a memorable MLB debut when he finally took the mound in front of 35,000 fans at beautiful Wrigley Field.

22 hours ago

craig-smith-sits-in-thought-during-runnin-utes-game-2023...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Adds Transfer From Eastern Carolina University

The Runnin' Utes got a little better after receiving a commitment from ECU transfer forward Ezra Ausar.

22 hours ago

Cam Rising Brant Kuithe Lander Barton Out For Season...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Quarterback Cam Rising To Put On Camp For Community

Utah quarterback Cam Rising (along with several of his Utah football teammates) will be putting on a camp for the community in June.

23 hours ago

60 in 60 Fan Vote (2024)...

KSL Sports

Hans & Scotty’s 60 in 60 Fan Vote (2024)

It’s that time of year again, Hans and Scotty G. are counting down the 60 best college football players in the state of Utah ahead of the 2023 college football season.

2 days ago

mark-harlan-will-serve-on-cfp-selection-committee-in-2023...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Athletics Releases Statement Debunking Rumored ACC Courtship

Memorial Day weekend got off to an interesting start as rumors began to swirl that Utah was in the middle of a courtship with the ACC before even starting their journey with the Big 12.

2 days ago

Micah-Bernard-Utah-Utes-Rose-Bowl-Game...

Michelle Bodkin

Spring Ball Review: A Look At Utah Football’s Running Backs

Today’s focus is on another group that has produced a lot of NFL talent for the Utes- Utah football’s running backs.

3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Former U. Star MyKayla Skinner Grateful For Utah’s Support During Olympics