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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:01 am

Higley High School freshman MyKayla Skinner, 15, recently competed as part of the gold-medal winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team in her first international competition in Jesolo, Italy. The 2012 City of Jesolo Trophy competition was held late last month.

MyKayla and the other American gymnasts competed against athletes from Great Britian, Italy and Russia. In the all-around competition, MyKayla tied for 10th with fellow American Brianna Brown. MyKayla also placed fourth on the floor and fifth on the vault.

She hopes to be selected for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team, which will compete in the London Olympics this summer.

At the 2011 VISA Championships, Mykayla finished 10th in the all-around and second on vault.

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