Olympians are officially starting to leave for the Summer Games in Tokyo, and on Wednesday, Team USA gymnasts Simone Biles and MyKayla Skinner took a minute to snag a photo together in the cockpit of their airplane.
“Floating on cloud 9,” Skinner wrote, quoting Biles’ tweet of the photo.
Floating on cloud 9 https://t.co/wpFGOOcjhf— MyKayla Skinner (Harmer) (@mykaylaskinner) July 14, 2021
On Tuesday, both Biles and Skinner had tweeted about how packing for Tokyo was presenting some challenges. The Games begin July 23 and conclude Aug. 8.
how did I still manage to overpack when I have nothing to pack— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 14, 2021
They don’t tell you that the hardest part about the Olympics is packing for it— MyKayla Skinner (Harmer) (@mykaylaskinner) July 13, 2021
Some of the gymnasts who are on their way to Tokyo received nice sendoffs earlier this week from the club gyms they have spent countless hours training at in preparation for the world’s biggest stage.