Gymnast Sam Mikulak shines at trials

Updated: June 28, 2012, 11:25 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sam Mikulak walked down the hall after arguably the biggest day of his life, oblivious.

It wasn't until Jonathan Horton told the laid-back 19-year-old from Southern California that he posted the highest score on the opening day of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials that what he'd done started to sink in.

"What?" Mikulak said. "Seriously?"


Mikulak solidified his spot on the five-man Olympic team with a score of 91.80 on Thursday, just ...

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