McKayla Maroney: A Shining Star in Gymnastics

McKayla Maroney: A Shining Star in Gymnastics

McKayla Rose Maroney is an artistic gymnast from the United States. She was born in 1995. She specializes in floor exercise and vaulting. She has won many accolades and medals for her performances.  In 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she was a part of the women’s gold medal winning team from the US. She is also a winner of the world championships. In fact, she is the first woman from the United States to get a World Championship title. Her current level is ‘Senior International Elite’.

Maroney was into Gymnastics technically from the age of two. She started her training from the age of nine. Her career officially started at Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas in 2009. In 2010, she competed in the Chicago CoverGirl Classic, Illinois. Her senior career started in 2011 when she competed for the City of Jesolo Trophy.  In 2012 London Olympics, she won not only gold with her team but also Silver in vault performance. She was also part of the gold winning team at World’s Champions. Her vault performances had also won world championships twice.

Her ‘McKayla is not impressed’ facial expression became a famous meme all over the internet after she won the silver in 2012 Olympics.  She has made various media appearances poking about the funny incident. Post Olympics she suffered injury and was away from gymnastics till 2013.However, again in 2014 she underwent through knee surgery.  Apart from gymnastics, she has also done acting jobs in many series like Hart of Dixie, Bones, etc.

 

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