Sam Mikulak


Name: Sam Mikulak
Sport: Gymnastics
Discipline(s): Artistic Gymnastics
Event(s): Team
Height: 5'6''
Weight: 140
DOB: 10/13/1992
Birthplace: Corona del Mar, Calif.
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar High School (Newport Beach, Calif.) ‘10
College: University of Michigan‘14, Psychology
Team/Club: United States Olympic Training Center Gymnastics
Coach(es): Vitaly Marinitch
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th (team); 7th (all-around); 8th (floor); 4th (horizontal bar)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 5th (team, vault)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – bronze (team); 12th (all-around)
  • Years of participation: 2013-14
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2014 (team)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (team, all-around); bronze (floor exercise, parallel bars); 5th (pommel horse); 6th (horizontal bar)
Personal: Son of Steve and Tina Mikulak...Has one younger sister, Alex...Won back-to-back NCAA all-around titles in leading the University of Michigan to consecutive national team titles (2013-14)...Named the 2014 Nissen-Emery award recipient...A year before the 2012 Olympic Games, he broke both of his ankles, but was able to utilize the time off his feet to better himself on pommel horse and still rings...Co-founded an herbal tea company called MatéBros with two of his gymnastics friends from home...Enjoys long boarding, beatboxing, skeet shooting and playing tennis, soccer, football and golf...Began gymnastics at age 2...Favorite event is pommel horse.

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