Mikulak reaches 2012 games
Ankle injury sidelined U-M star at Olympic trials
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Seventeen years had built up to this moment. The summers of endless practices when his friends were on the Californian beach, the functions he had missed for meets, the ice baths and muscle wraps had all been for this moment -- the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials.
For 17 years, Sam Mikulak had waited for this time. He had waited for this morning, this pre-meet breakfast, this pomp and circumstance before the final day of rotations.
For more than 6,200 days -- he ...
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