Elite gymnast and U.S. national team member, Megan Skaggs, announced today that she was ending her career as an elite gymnast.
In her announcement on social media, Skaggs makes the statement:
Today I am officially announcing my retirement from elite gymnastics. I am tremendously grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have had throughout my elite career. It is a time of my life I will treasure forever. Having the privilege to represent the U.S. through the sport of gymnastics is truly a blessing and an honor. I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and supporters who have continuously encouraged me throughout this journey. Moving on from this chapter of my life is difficult, but I am excited to see what the future holds for my career in the extraordinary sport of gymnastics. Thank you all.
Skaggs was added to the US national gymnastics team in 2015 and made her international debut at the 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy finishing eighth in the all-around. She competed at the 2015 Pan American Games and won a gold medal with the team. She also won a silver medal on beam behind Canadian Ellie Black.
Skaggs had committed to the University of Florida on a full athletic scholarship joining the Gator Gymnasts for the 2017-2018 season.
Source: College Gym Fan, Gym-Style.com
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