Mikayla is no stranger to hard training, a professional gymnast since she was 2 years old, she knows discipline and hard work are the way to success.
A back injury forced her to retire prematurely at the age of 14. Shortly after, she was offered the chance to try out for a talent transfer program by the Victorian Institute of Sport, with the opportunity to become a pro aerial skier.
After taking the slopes of Mount Buller, her willpower was tested by the much more challenging mountains of Utah. But Mikayla’s dream of competing in the Winter Olympics couldn’t be destroyed, she returned to Australia more determined than ever to become the first Aboriginal athlete to partake in the games.
'I am very proud to be an Aboriginal woman and part of this beautiful culture,' Mikayla says.