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Simone Biles, MyKayla Skinner are leavin’ on a jet plane to Tokyo

MyKayla Skinner, left, and Simone Biles pose for a photo in the cockpit of their Tokyo, Japan-bound airplane
MyKayla Skinner, left, and Simone Biles pose for a photo in the cockpit of their Tokyo, Japan-bound airplane on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Skinner and Biles will compete for Team USA in gymnastics.
Simone Biles Twitter screenshot

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.

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.

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.