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.
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.
In 2016, Maroney retired from competitive gymnastics.
Maroney was born in Aliso Viejo, California.
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