"To persevere" is defined as achieving something after overcoming difficulties or delays. It also helps to define how U.S. Olympic gymnast MyKayla Skinner made it to the Tokyo Games.

In today’s In The Village podcast, Skinner, an alternate on the U.S. Rio team, dishes about how the 2020 Games postponement and a bone spur nearly ended her career. She also talks about her own bout with COVID-19 and pneumonia that sidetracked her training.

In the Village is your daily inside look at the lives of the athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games. Tune in every day until the closing ceremony for exclusive interviews with the world’s best athletes.  

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