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McKayla Maroney

American artistic gymnast

McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is a retired American artistic gymnast. She won several gold medals during her career. She was a member of the American women's gymnastics team, called the Fierce Five, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal at these Olympic Games. She also won gold medals at the 2011 World Championships and the 2013 World Championships.

McKayla Maroney - White House 2012-Nov-15 -cropped, retouched.jpg

Maroney visiting the White House in November 2012

Personal information
Full name: McKayla Rose Maroney
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, California
Height: 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Discipline: WAG
Level: Senior International Elite
Gym: All Olympia Gymnastics Center (AOGC)
Head coach(es): Artur Akopyan[2]
Assistant coach(es): Galina Marinova
Former coach(es): Jenny Zhang, Howie Liang
Choreographer: Geza Pozsar (2011)
Music: "Those Were The Days"/"Dorogoi dlinnoyu" (2011)
Yemmoo by Samvel Yervinyan (2012)
Retired: February 24, 2016

In 2012, Maroney won the silver medal in the vault finals. She wasn't happy with the winning. In one photograph, her lips were toward the left side of her face. Then-President Barack Obama copied the pose in November 2012.[3]

In 2016, Maroney retired from competitive gymnastics.[4]

Maroney was born in Aliso Viejo, California.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2014 Sochi Winter Olympics - Athlete Bio". The Washington Post.
  2. "Behind the Team – AT&T U-verse". USA Gymnastics. Uverseonline.att.net. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "McKayla is Not Impressed by this Meme". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved Jan 24, 2018.
  4. "I'm Not Competing Anymore". NBC Sports. Retrieved Jan 24, 2018.