On Sunday after former College of Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner won the silver medal within the vault particular person finals on the Tokyo Olympics, she acquired congratulations from a really notable determine, each nationally and within the Utah Olympics scene.
Simply earlier than midday Mountain Time, Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, who was the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee that was answerable for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah, congratulated Skinner on Twitter.
Quoting a tweet from Crew USA that featured a video of Skinner speaking about her medal, Romney wrote, “Congratulations to former @UtahGymnastics athlete @mykaylaskinner! Your unimaginable story proves that dedication and grit pays off in the long run. You make us proud.”
He ended the tweet with #TeamUSA.
Within the 35-second video Romney quote tweeted, Skinner stated, “Hey, guys, it’s MyKayla Skinner, your vault silver medalist. So cool! I can’t imagine this occurred. I simply wished to thank all my associates, household and followers for every thing you’ve got performed. You guys have severely been supporting me by means of all of it, by means of the ups and downs.
“Thanks for by no means giving up on me and I do know you guys all again residence have been cheering and been so excited as soon as the information got here out that I’d be within the vault lineup, and also you knew that I’d been wanting this so, so dangerous, so thanks all so, a lot. I like you and all goals come true, so don’t overlook, by no means hand over.”
Skinner then blew a kiss to the digicam.