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McKayla Maroney

McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast who is a member of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at ... More »McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast who is a member of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is also the 2011 World Vault Champion and 2012 Olympic Vault Silver Medalist. McKayla Maroney was born on December 9, 1995 to Mike and Erin Maroney. She is Irish Catholic. She has two siblings, Tarynn and Kav, and is home schooled in order to train as an elite gymnast. "When I was younger," Maroney said. "I would be watching Tarzan and running around on all fours. My mom was like 'I need to put this child in gymnastics. She's crazy.'" When Maroney was nine years old she moved clubs to train at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, California. She said, "I realized that I had a dream that I wanted to go to the Olympics and I wanted to go as far as I could go. I thought I should probably move to a new gym and start thinking about the Olympics." About her first Olympic memory, she said, "I remember watching Carly Patterson.... [ Wikipedia ]

President Obama, MKayla Maroney 'not impressed' photo spreads fast

McKayla Maroney and President Obama took the picture Thursday when she and her Fierce Five teammates visited the White House. Even McKayla Maroney was impressed. A photo of the Olympic gold medalist gymnast and President Barack Obama doing her now-famous "McKayla Maroney is ...

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McKayla Maroney's second act

Gymnast McKayla Maroney flashes a smile for the camera at the USA House at the Royal College of Art in London in August. (CNN) -- At 16, gymnast McKayla Maroney has already accomplished enough to give her license for a break. But the gold- and silver-medalist isn't stopping, even ...

U.S. Olympic champion McKayla Maroney still on crutches

McKayla Maroney says she'll be in a boot for another four to five weeks. CHICAGO (AP) -- Olympic champion McKayla Maroney is still grounded. Maroney says her right foot will be in a boot for another four to five weeks, and she'll need the stabilizer on her left leg for a ...

Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney suffer injuries on post-Olympic tour

McKayla Maroney, left, injured her left knee during the post-Olympic gymnastics tour. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney aren't feeling quite so fierce these days. The Olympic gold medalists were both injured Sunday night when they fell while performing on uneven ...

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U.S. women take gold-silver double at gymnastics worlds

McKayla Maroney (right) defeated all-around champion Simone Biles in the vault. ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) -- The United States won a second gold-silver double in as many days at the gymnastics world championships on Saturday, with defending champion McKayla Maroney beating all-around ...

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Barack Obama and McKayla Maroney: not impressed

McKayla Maroney at the White House. Photograph: The White House/Getty Images A comment on the progress of vital fiscal cliff talks in Washington? His verdict of Donald Trump's latest Twitter rant against him? A reaction to Mitt Romney's accusations that he won the presidential election ...

'Hart of Dixie' casts Olympic phenomenon McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney took the Olympics by storm this summer-- and subsequently, so did she take Tumblr by storm, too, even if unintentionally. Now she will be taking on The CW with a very special guest appearance on Hart of Dixie. Per Warner Brothers, in the episode, Maroney will guest ...

Olympic champion McKayla Maroney has fractured tibia from fall during gymnastics tour

U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC) (AP) INDIANAPOLIS - Add a fractured tibia to Olympic champion McKayla Maroney's injuries this summer. Maroney ...

McKayla Maroney Threw Out An Impressive First Pitch At The Dodgers Game

McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, and Kyla Ross were at the Dodgers game on Monday night to throw out some first pitches. While Douglas and Ross stepped in front of the mound to pitch, Maroney was not impressed, and backed up on top of the rubber. Maroney sailed her ball ...

Best: Opening Ceremony, Worst: McKayla Maroney's Grimace The Best and Worst Moments of the London

Right: McKayla Maroney of the U.S. on the podium after receiving her silver medal in the women's vault, Aug 5, 2012. Watching the Closing Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, I cringed as Britain presented itself to the world. David Beckham kicked a soccer ball into the crowd. Leona Lewis ...

Us Gymnast Mckayla Maroney Internet Meme Impressed| E! Online

U.S. Gymnast McKayla Maroney Internet Meme—Impressed? It's the face that launched a thousand ships memorable meme. When U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney took home the silver on Sunday in the vault competition, her expression pretty much said it all. She was clearly disappointed. Not ...

Olympics 2012: American favorite McKayla Maroney falls on the vault and has to settle for silver in...

McKayla Maroney of the U.S. reacts after falling from the vault in the women's gymnastics vault final. LONDON - Sandra Izbasa won the Olympic gold medal on vault Sunday after heavy favorite McKayla Maroney fell on her second attempt. It was the second career gold medal for the ...

Ashley Wagner: The New McKayla Maroney?

McKayla Maroney is not impressed with her silver medal at the vault in the Olympics. Ho hum. McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the royal wedding. Like at all. Not even the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima during WWII can impress McKayla. National treasure? Eh. McKayla is ...

Women in Sports You Should Be Following on Instagram

Famously "not impressed" gymnast McKayla Maroney has been a pretty big deal since shooting to stardom during the 2012 London Olympics as the star of one of the greatest sports memes of all time. Oh, and she won a silver and gold medal while she was there, too! I can't say that the ...

Return Of The Meme: McKayla Maroney Vaults Again

One year and three leg surgeries after London, McKayla Maroney has returned to competition on the vault. And from a performance standpoint, not much has changed. She does the two-and-a-half twister that made her famous (before the meme made her even more famous) just as well as she did ...

Gymnast McKayla Maroney Talks Life Post-Olympics, Becoming A Meme & How She De-Stresses

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Barack Obama, McKayla Maroney Are Not Impressed : People.com

During the U.S. women's gymnastics team's visit to the White House on Thursday, president Barack Obama posed with McKayla Maroney, pulling the apathetic expression that made Maroney an Internet sensation during the Summer Games in London. Afterwards, the gold medalist, 16 – who's been ...

Obama, McKayla Maroney Are Not Impressed (PHOTO)

McKayla Maroney, known for her jaw-dropping vault, hinted on Twitter Thursday that she may have taken her "not impressed" face all the way to the Oval Office. Turns out it wasn't just Maroney who was "not impressed," based on the below photo by White House photographer Pete Souza. ...

Kellogg's Gymnastics Tour showcases Olympic, local gymnasts and fitness

Getting the biggest applause of the evening was the immensely popular gold medal-winning "Fierce Five" of Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Wieber. Douglas and Wieber in particular had young fans screaming for more. Maroney is not participating in the rest ...

A Perfect Day For a Holiday Parade

Olympic gold medalist, McKayla Maroney, was on hand to wave to the crowd. 2012 Gold Medalists, Laguna Niguel native, McKayla Maroney, (left,) and teammate Kyla Ross, headlined the annual event Saturday. Barton Mac Leod Young and old graced Laguna Niguel's main thoroughfare, Crown ...

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