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Utah gymnasts chasing gold in Tokyo

Posted at 7:37 AM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 09:37:53-04

TOKYO — The Olympic games officially kicked off in Tokyo on Friday and it's an exciting time for the Utah gymnastics program.

Especially for Tom Farden, who coaches the Olympians in Utah.

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Incoming UTE freshman, Kara Eaker tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week, so she'll no longer be able to fill her role as a U.S. alternate.

But, another soon-to-be freshman, Grace McCallum, and perhaps the greatest UTE gymnast ever, Mykayla Skinner are ready to chase gold in Tokyo.

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This leaves Utah head coach, Tom Farden on cloud nine, as he'll be watching closely over the next couple of weeks.

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