He is known as the “U.S.’ strongest and most consistent male gymnast. Sam Mikulak has also earned four consecutive all-around national championship titles from the year 2013 to 2016. The inspiration behind his hard work and determination is Sam Mikulak’s family.
Sam first participated during the 2012 London Olympics, when he was 19-year-old. Since then, he has come a long way and is a favorite contender of most of the viewers. If you want to find out more information about Sam Mikulak’s family and Sam Mikulak’s parents, then you have come to the right place, because we will provide you with all the information.
Meet Sam Mikulak’s Family
Sam Mikulak’s Father
Both of his parents participated in gymnastics at the University of California, Berkeley. By profession, his father is an orthopedic surgeon. In one of the interviews the 23-year-old Rio Olympics 2016 participant said, “With my dad being an orthopedic surgeon he helped me quite a bit throughout my gymnastics career when it came to injuries that I sustained. He also would flip me around when I was a little kid and I credit my amazing air awareness to him for starting me off at such a young age.”
Sam Mikulak’s Mother
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His Mother Tina Mikulak is currently working as a gym instructor at Scats Huntington Beach. This is the place where she and Sam both learned gymnastics. However, Sam said, even though his parents are not together, they are still a close family. In one of the interviews, he said, “My parents split but they still have a good relationship and made it very easy for my sister and I to make the transition,”
Sam’s parents were both former gymnasts, that’s how Sam got into gymnastics. His parents met each other while competing in the gymnastics. When asked about his childhood, he said, “I don’t know if they had video of her, or maybe she just hasn’t shown me,” he told the paper. “He [Stephen] was competing at Cal and I could see so much of myself in him. I think that was the cool part.
“We look a lot alike … as far as that point of his life and the point I’m in right now. It was inspiring. My family has grown up around this sport and it’s definitely molded me into the person I am today. It’s in my blood.”
Although, Sam tried his hand in other sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and hockey, however, gymnastics is what intrigued him the most.
Family is In Rio
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His whole family is in Rio to support him for Rio Olympics 2016. According to sources, he said, “My Mom, Dad, Stepmom, Sister, Aunt, and Uncle. Also my high school friend base and a couple of their families. You can always spot them because they’ll have Team Sam tank tops to represent our Cali- vibes.” He further added, that he hopes his kids also follows his footsteps and become a gymnast like him. He said, “I definitely want to put my kids in gymnastics at an early age, whether that’s what they want to or not. Gymnastics just builds such a great fundamental strength at a young age, and they get great, they learn how to move with their body. I think that can translate to any sport later in life.”
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