McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney
McKayla Maroney at the White House in 2012.jpg
Maroney in November 2012
Personal information
Born (1995-12-09) December 9, 1995 (age 25)
Aliso Viejo, California, U.S.
ResidenceNewport Beach, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)[1]
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior International Elite
Years on national team2010–14 (USA)
GymAll Olympia Gymnastics Center (AOGC)
Head coach(es)Artur Akopyan[2]
Assistant coach(es)Galina Marinova
Former coach(es)Jenny Zhang, Howie Liang
ChoreographerGeza Pozsar (2011)
Music
RetiredFebruary 24, 2016

McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is a retired[3] American artistic gymnast and singer. She was a member of the American women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team and an individual silver medal in the vault event. Maroney was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 World Championships, where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions. She defended her World title and won the gold medal on vault at the 2013 World Championships, becoming the first U.S. female gymnast to defend a World Championship vault title.

A photograph of her with a "not impressed" expression, taken after winning silver in the 2012 Olympics, became an Internet meme.[4] In 2016, she retired from competitive gymnastics.[5]

  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.
  3. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (February 24, 2016). "McKayla Maroney: 'I'm not competing anymore'". nbcsports.com. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Luis Campos (August 10, 2012). "Top 10 "McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed" Meme Images from Across the Web". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on August 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Nancy Armour (February 24, 2016). "Gymnast McKayla Maroney confirms she's no longer competing". USA Today. Retrieved February 25, 2016.

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