Name: Sam Mikulak
Sport: Gymnastics
Discipline(s): Artistic Gymnastics
Event(s): Team
Height: 5-6
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 ‘15, Psychology
Team/Club: U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center
Coach(es): Andriy Stepanchenko
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 5th (team), 12th (all-around)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, 4th (horizontal bar), 5th (team), 7th (all-around), 8th (floor)
  • Olympic Games London 2012, 5th (team, vault)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 4th (team), 5th (high bar), 7th (all-around)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Medals: 2 (2 bronzes)
  • Bronze – 2018 (high bar); 2014 (team)
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...Enjoys long boarding, beatboxing, skeet shooting and playing tennis, soccer, football and golf...Began gymnastics at age 2...Favorite event is high bar.