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McKayla Maroney

Gymnast from United States of America

McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is also the 2011 world vault champion and 2012 Olympic vault silver medalist. McKayla Maroney was born on December 9, 1995 to Mike and Erin Maroney; her father was a quarterback at Purdue, and her mother was involved in figure skating and high school sports. She has two siblings, Tarynn and Kav, and is home schooled in order to train as an elite gymnast. "When I was younger," Maroney said. "I would be watching Tarzan and running around on all fours. My mom was like 'I need to put this child in gymnastics. She's crazy.'" "I was technically in gymnastics at the age of 2 and always felt comfortable in the gym." When Maroney was nine years old she moved clubs to train at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, California. She said, "I realized that I had a dream that I wanted to go to the Olympics and I wanted to go as far as I could go. I thought I should probably move to a new gym and start thinking about the Olympics." About her first Olympic memory, she said, "I remember watching Carly Patterson. She was one of my  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Mc Kayla Maroney
Date of birth
1995-12-09
Place of birth
Aliso Viejo
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Mike Maroney, Erin Maroney
Siblings
Kav Maroney Tarynn Maroney
Profession
Gymnast

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