December 9, 1995 (28)
McKayla Maroney is an American former artistic gymnast, renowned for her achievements in vault competitions. She was a member of the U.S. 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’s career is distinguished by her success in international gymnastics competitions.
Maroney’s gymnastics career is highlighted by her performances at the 2012 Summer Olympics and World Championships. She first gained international recognition at the 2011 World Championships, where she won gold in the vault. Her performance at the 2012 Olympics solidified her reputation, particularly for her near-perfect vault in the team competition. Beyond her Olympic success, Maroney has won multiple gold medals at the World Championships, making her one of the leading American gymnasts of her time.
Throughout her gymnastics career, Maroney trained with several elite coaches and worked alongside other prominent gymnasts. Her achievements in the 2012 Olympics were part of a collective effort with the “Fierce Five,” which included notable gymnasts like Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman.
McKayla Maroney won the gold medal in the vault at the 2011 World Championships and a silver medal in the same event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. After her retirement from gymnastics, Maroney has explored other areas, including pursuing interests in music and acting, demonstrating her diverse talents beyond gymnastics.