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Incoming Utah Gymnast MyKayla Skinner Finishes Fourth in First Day of Olympic Trials

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Incoming Utah freshman gymnast MyKayla Skinner took a big step towards her dream of competing for the United States Women's Artistic Gymnastics National Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil after she placed fourth in the all-around at the first day of the women's U.S. Olympic Trials in San Jose, Calif. last night. She posted an all-around score of 59.450. World champion Simone Biles took first place with a score of 61.850. The U.S. women's gymnastic team will comprise five gymnasts. Only the top scorer in the all-around automatically qualifies for the team. The gymnasts are off today before competing again on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. MT with live television coverage provided by NBC (live scores are available at Another strong showing by Skinner could help her make the team. The events she has the best chance to make the team for are vault and floor. The team will be announced sometime after the competition concludes on Sunday.