McKayla Maroney


McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney’s “Perfect” Vault in the 2012 Olympics

McKayla Maroney Injured – Mild Concussion and Nasal Fracture

All US Olympic Gymnastics Team Configurations Possibly Altered

Some people recover from mild concussions within a few hours. Other people take a few weeks to recover. While McKayla may be back in time for the Olympic Trials, her current training may be limited. Seems like a very negative scenario for the US if as close to a virtually guaranteed Olympic Gold Medal vault winner as could be imagined, misses her chance in London. All her fans and US supporters are praying for a quick recovery.

Video of McKayla Maroney’s floor accident at the 2012 VISA Championships

Name: McKayla Rose Maroney
Birthday: December 9, 1995
Parents Names: Mike and Erin
Sport: WAG (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics)
Level: Senior International Elite
Country Represented: United States
Gym: All Olympia Gymnastics Center (AOGC)
Former Gyms: Trained at the National Gymnastics Training Center. Moved to Gym-Max in 2005. Began training at AOGC in spring 2010.
Year Began Gymnastics: 1997
School: Home schooled
Favorite School Subject: English
High School Graduation Year: 2014
Head Coaches: Arthur Akopyan and Galina Marinova
Current Residence: Long Beach, CA
Club: All Olympia AOGC
Head Coach: Arthur Akopyan
Other Coaches: Galina Marinova
Favorite Activities: Shopping, Going to the movies, Hanging out at the pool and beach
Favorite Event: Floor Exercise – Because it is an event in which you can really express yourself
How She Got Started in Gymnastics: Like for so many gymnast, her mom put her in gymnastics because she had insane amounts of energy
Favorite Things about Gymnastics: Achieving long term goal and the feeling when you have worked so hard and then finally get a skill
Gymnastics Goals: Compete for USA at Worlds (check) and the Olympics
Favorite Musicians: Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Drake, Miriah Carey, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and Katy Perry
Favorite Movies: Inception, Yes Man, Avatar, Last Song, Transformers, Elf, Pirates, Shutters Island and The Guardian
Favorite TV Shows: Make It or Break It, Keeping up with the Kardashions, Jerseylicious and Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Books: Hunger Game series, The Uglies series, Audrey Wait, Tucks Everlasting, Percy Jackson series, The Last Song, A Dogs Life and The Mysterious Benedict Society
Favorite Foods: Strawberries, Mangos and Sushi
Other Sports involvement: Used to do Tennis, Ice Skating, and Soccer
Career Highlight: 2011 World Championships Team Gold and World Champion Vault Gold Medalist
Best Known For: Her World championship winning Amanar vault which has the highest Start Value (SV=6.5) of any women’s vault competed consistently at the World level. An Amanar is a 2&1/2 twisting Yurchenko-entry vault. Also competes three-and-a-half twisting layout on floor exercise

McKayla Maroney – “The Vault” – The Amanar

The best Amanar ever – A World Championship Winning Stuck 2&1/2 twisting Yurchenko.

Another Stuck Amanar by McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney’s Three and a Half Twisting Layout!

This is a syndicated image, which originally appeared at Gymnastics Gifs.

Dominique Dawes Interviews McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney – BORN TO BE A STAR


2012 Secret U.S. Classic – 16.1 Vault highest score on vault and in the meet
2012 City of Jesolo Trophyin Jesolo, Italy – 1st – Team and Vault, 4th – All-Around (57.95) and 6th on FX

McKayla Maroney – Vault – April 2012 National Team Camp

2012 Training Camps – Maroney has upgraded her second vault to a a new vault (a round-off, half-on, full-twisting layout front somersault), which she has verified at two national team training camps

McKayla Maroney Vault – Trofeo Città di Jesolo 2012

McKayla Maroney – 2011 VISA Championships – Bars


2011 City of Jesolo Trophy – Maroney wins the All-Around beating Jordyn Wieber, and 1st – Team, 4th – FX 5th – Uneven Bars and Balance Beam
2011 Chicago US Classic – 5th – FX and 6th – Balance Beam
2011 U.S. Senior National Gymnastics Championships – 2nd All-Around (115.150) to Jordyn Wieber. Also the U.S. Vault Champion. 5th on FX
2011 Tokyo World Championships qualifying rounds – qualified 1st in Vault. Finished 12th in the all-around which normally would put her in All-Around finals, but ineligible due to the “two athletes per country” rule.
2011 Tokyo World Championships Team Finals – 1st – Team and Vault – Amanar (15.8) and layout Podkopayeva (14.8) winning third World Championships vault gold medal in a row for the U.S
2011 Saint Paul, Minn. Visa Championships, – 1st – Vault, 2nd – All-Around, 5th – FX
2011 Chicago, Ill. US Classic – 5th – FX, 6th – Balance Beam

McKayla Maroney – Balance Beam – 2011 US Classic

McKayla Maroney 2011 World Team Finals Floor – 14.566


2010 Chicago, Illinois US Classic – 2nd Vault, 5th – FX
2010 Hartford, Connecticut U.S. Junior National Championships – Jr. National Vault Champion. 3rd All-Around, 4th – FX
2010 Senior Pan American Gymnastic Championships – 1st Vault and FX
201 US Nationals – 3rd – All-Around, 1st – Vault
2010 Guadalajara, Mexico Pan American Championships – 1st-Team, Vault and FX
2010 Hartford, Conn. Jr. Elite Championships – 1st – Vault, 3rd – All-Around, 4th – FX
2010 Chicago, Ill. US Classic – 2nd – Vault, 5th – FX (Juniors)
2010 – 1st year qualifying for US National Team


2009 Dallas, Texas U.S. Junior National Championships – 3rd – Vault
2009 Dallas, Texas US Championships, – 3rd – Vault (Juniors)
2009 – Qualified to Junior International Elite at the Metroplex Challenge
2009 US National Championships – 3rd vault – Competed a new vault, an Amanar


Began competing USAG Level 10 in 2008
2008 JO Nationals – 1st – Vault
2008 National Judges Cup – 1st – Vault, Beam, FX and All-Around
2008 USAG California State Gymnastics Championships – 1st – Vault, 2nd – FX and All-Around
2008 USAG Region 1 Gymnastics Championships – 1st – Vault and FX, 4th – All-Around at Regionals
2008 USAG JO Nationals – 1st – Vault


2007 USAG Level 9 Western Nationals – 2nd All-Around and Beam, 4th – Vault
2007 USAG Region 1 Level 9 Regional Championships – 4th All-Around
2007 USAG California Level 9 State Gymnastics Championships – 1st – Vault, 3rd All-Around


2006 USAG Level 8 Region 1 Regional Championships – 1st All-Around
2007 USAG California Level 8 State Gymnastics Championships – 1st Vault and FX, 2nd All-Around
2007 USAG Region 1 Level 8 Regional Championships – 1st -Vault, FX and All-Around, 2nd -Balance Beam and 3rd – Uneven Bars


2005 USAG California Level 7 State Gymnastics Championships – 2nd All-Around, Vault and FX


2004 – Competed USAG Level 5 in the spring and USAG Level 6 during the fall season

McKayla Maroney Photos

McKayla Maroney Vault at Japan World ChampionshipsModel Olympian: McKayla Maroney Photos

McKayla Maroney Google Photos

McKayla Maroney Articles

USA Today Sports Article: McKayla Maroney: 10 Things You May Not Know

McKayla Maroney, No Longer a One-Trick Pony

Behind the Team Athlete Spotlight: McKayla Maroney

This article and video give a brief glimpse into the daily life of 2011 World vault champion, McKayla talks about how she got started in gymnastics, about her coaches, her goal-setting process and how it to be World vault champion.
McKayla Maroney Vaults onto World Gymnastics Scene

McKayla Maroney Social Media

@McKaylaMaroney Twitter Account

McKayla Maroney FaceBook Fan Page

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    […] McKayla Maroney: The champion vaulter enjoys snacking on strawberries, mangoes, and sushi. […]

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