McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is a retired artistic gymnast and singer from the United States. She was a member of the Fierce Five, an American women’s gymnastics team that won a gold medal in the team event and a silver medal in the vault event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Mckayla Maroney: Height, Face, Net Worth, Obama, Memes
Maroney was also a member of the gold-medal-winning American team at the 2011 World Championships, where she competed in both the team and vault events. At the 2013 World Championships, she successfully defended her World championship and won the gold medal on vault, becoming the first American female gymnast to do it.
With a look she made after earning her vault silver medal, the American gymnast unwittingly became a social media celebrity — “McKayla is not impressed.” Maroney was the clear favourite for gold, but she was passed by Romanian Sandra Izbasa on her second of two vaults.
In a 2014 Inside Gymnastics video interview, Maroney remarked, “I remember doing the face for literally two seconds.” “For example, if you watch the video, it’s only two seconds long. And I recall wondering to myself, “Did I just make a face?” Because it’s a natural thing to do. It’s something I do all the time. I have photos of me doing that when I was younger. When I’m like 13, I have it on my Mac computer.”
McKayla Maroney is a retired American gymnast with a $3 million net worth. Maroney began gymnastics instruction at the age of two and began serious training at the age of nine. McKayla began competing as a junior when she was 13 years old.
Maroney earned a gold medal in the women’s artistic team all-around competition and a silver medal in the women’s vault competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, alongside Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber.
Barack Obama, McKayla Maroney, and the Not Impressed face in an official White House photo.
While greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office on Nov. 15, 2012, President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s “not impressed” look. At left, Steve Penny, President of USA Gymnastics, and Savannah Vinsant chuckle.
The American gymnast was heavily favoured to win gold in the women’s vault category, however she fell short.
Despite her fall, the judges awarded Maroney the silver medal for her performance on prior jumps.
Sandra Izbasa, a Romanian, took advantage of the situation and won the gold, although Maroney was not pleased.