Sam Mikulak Biography
Sam Mikulak is an American gymnast who was born on October 13, 1992, in Corona del Mar, California. He began his gymnastics career at the age of 2 and competed in his first Junior Olympic Nationals at the age of 12.
Mikulak is known for his impressive performances on the pommel horse, high bar, and floor exercise. He has won numerous national and international titles throughout his career, including six U.S. all-around titles (2013-2016, 2018, 2021) and three NCAA all-around titles (2011, 2013, 2014).
Sam Mikulak Age
Samuel Anthony Mikulak was born on 13 October 1992 in Corona del Mar, California, United States. He is 26 years old. He lives in Colorado, Springs, Colorado.
Sam Mikulak Family
Mikulak was born to Stephen Mikulak an orthopedic surgeon and Tina Mikulak. Both his parents competed in gymnastics at the University of California, Berkeley, and started Sam in gymnastics at age two. Sam also has a younger sister Alexandra Mikulak, who started gymnastics at two as well but stopped at a young age.
Sam was a member of the Junior National team from 2007 to 2010. Mikulak won the all-around title as well as the floor exercise and vault titles at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals.
Sam Mikulak Education
He attended the University of Michigan where he competed on their gymnastics team and graduated with a degree in psychology in 2016.
Sam Mikulak College Career
During his college career, Mikulak won seven NCAA championships, including four consecutive all-around titles from 2011 to 2014. He was also a 16-time All-American and won numerous individual event titles.
Mikulak had a standout freshman season in 2010, winning the NCAA floor exercise title and finishing second in the all-around competition. He was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and helped lead Michigan to a third-place team finish at the NCAA Championships.
In 2011, Mikulak won his first NCAA all-around title and also captured the parallel bars and high bar titles. He repeated as all-around champion in 2012 and 2013, becoming just the third gymnast in NCAA history to win three consecutive titles. Mikulak also won the pommel horse and parallel bars titles in 2012, and the parallel bars and high bar titles in 2013.
Mikulak’s college career was cut short by injuries, and he turned professional in 2013 to focus on preparing for the 2016 Olympics. He went on to compete in the 2016 and 2021 Olympics, as well as numerous World Championships and other international competitions.
ikulak has had a successful career, both in college gymnastics and on the international stage. He has won multiple national championships in the United States, including six consecutive titles from 2013 to 2018. He has also competed in several World Championships and has represented the United States at the Olympic Games.
In addition to his success as a gymnast, Mikulak is known for his unique style and personality on and off the competition floor. He has become a popular figure in the gymnastics community and has used his platform to advocate for mental health awareness.
Mikulak graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in psychology in 2016, and he continues to train and compete as a member of the United States men’s gymnastics team.
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Sam Mikulak is an American artistic gymnast who has competed in multiple Olympic Games. He made his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he finished in fifth place with the US Men’s Gymnastics team.
Mikulak also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he finished in fourth place with the US Men’s Gymnastics team. He also competed in the individual all-around competition, where he finished in seventh place.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mikulak once again competed with the US Men’s Gymnastics team. The team finished in fifth place overall, and Mikulak also competed in the individual all-around competition, where he finished in 12th place.
Throughout his career, Mikulak has won numerous medals in international competition, including gold medals in the all-around and team competitions at the Pan American Games and the Pacific Rim Championships.
Sam Mikulak 2019
At the 2019 American Cup, an FIG All-Around World Cup event, he placed second in the all-around. He was just 0.001 of a point behind fellow American and the event’s two-time defending champion Yul Moldauer.
He competed at the 2019 FIG All-Around World Cup in Tokyo, Japan in April. Mikulak went on to win the all-around gold medal with a score of 86.599 ahead of the defending gold and silver medalists from Japan— Kenzō Shirai. Shirai won the bronze medal while still recovering from injury, and Wataru Tanigawa (85.665), who successfully defended his silver medal.
Sam competed at the 2019 U.S. National Championships in August. Mikulak went ahead to win his record-breaking sixth all-around title, as well as gold medals on floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars, and high bar. Mikulak’s margin of victory in the all-around was the largest of any of his national titles.
Sam Mikulak Height
The Champion artistic gymnast stands at a height of 1.67m. He also weighs 64 kg.