SALT LAKE CITY — MyKayla Skinner is one of the best gymnasts in the world.
Her career accolades speak for themselves. Since becoming a member of the U.S. senior national team in 2012, Skinner has racked up plenty of medals, championships and other honors, both as an elite and an NCAA gymnast, many of which are listed below, starting with the most recent:
- Alternate for the 2019 World Championships Team that won a gold medal.
- 2019 U.S. vault bronze medalist.
- 2018 NCAA vault champion and all-around silver medalist (Utah).
- 2017 NCAA floor exercise champion and all-around silver medalist (Utah).
- Alternate for the 2016 Olympic Team.
- 2016 U.S. vault silver medalist and floor exercise bronze medalist.
- 2016 Glasgow World Cup all-around champion.
- Alternate for the 2015 World Championships team.
- 2015 U.S. vault silver medalist and floor exercise bronze medalist (tie).
- 2014 world team gold medalist and vault bronze medalist. Also place fourth on floor exercise.
- 2014 U.S. vault and floor exercise silver medalist.
- 2012-13 U.S. vault bronze medalist.
Throw in the fact that she has a legitimate shot to represent the U.S. at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo next summer, and it is safe to say that Skinner knows more than a little something about gymnastics.
As it turns out, though, she, quite humorously, doesn’t know everything.
The University of Utah star posted a video to her YouTube channel on Monday — the channel provides fans with regular updates about her Olympic run — wherein she fails a quiz about the sport to which she has dedicated her life.
The quiz was broken up into four main subjects: History, scoring, skills and trivia.
Questions ranged from “What are the dimensions of a standard competition balance beam?” to “Who was the first American female gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal at the Olympics?”
Of the 20 questions, Skinner correctly answered 13.
It was all in good fun, and Skinner took her struggles in stride — it was her own video after all — but there is chance you might be better than her at something related to gymnastics.
She encouraged her fans — over 44,000 people have subscribed to her YouTube channel alone — to find out for themselves, saying in a message on Twitter, “Most people would be surprised to hear this, but I really don’t know that much about gymnastics. I just do it, I guess. Let me know your score!!”
As for Skinner, she’ll always have this score to fall back on.