McKayla Maroney
London 2012

London 2012

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McKayla is representing America in the London 2012 Olympics!

“This is the best feeling – it’s just so amazing. I’m in shock right now. I think this will be the happiest I’ll ever be in my life. It’s the absolute best feeling knowing that I trained so hard for this and all the hard things that I have accomplished and now to be on this team. These girls are my best friends. My team mate Kyla Ross, we have been best friends since we were six years old so it’s just absolutely amazing to be going to the Olympics.”

After a score of 15.800 in the Women’s Qualification, McKayla is officially in the Vault final.

McKayla Maroney - 2012 Olympics 01


Team USA has claimed the gold for gymnastics, with McKayla contributing a vault score of 16.233 toward the team’s score, the highest in the competition. “We definitely started the competition with a bang.”

McKayla Maroney - 2012-Olympics London - Vault-Landing

  1. Brad says:

    My reaction was much the same as the judge on the left.
    I’m guessing the deductions weren’t that judges idea.

  2. Josh Larson says:

    Haha yeah, it happened so fast too. It was like okay she’s about to take off..there’s a bunch of twists and flips and then I was expecting the big hop at the end. When it didn’t come I was just :O

  3. Derrick says:

    This photo is priceless…even the guy in the back by the camera had to turn around and look. One of the most amazingly executed vaults I’ve ever see, anywhere, in competition or not.

  4. Kevin says:

    You are a real inspiration to me and so many others in this world.

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