Found August 02, 2012 on
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I’ve seen Twitter chatter about McKayla Maroney and the tweets are about checking her out. And then feeling creepy/weird about checking her out, and not knowing her age. I even saw a funny tweet that said all gymnastics broadcasts should display the competitor’s age at all times.
She’s 16; so this post is kind of set up to help Chris Hansen from Dateline NBC catch predators online. Okay joking aside, here’s some of her bio, and some more pics of the 2011 vault champion.
McKayla Maroney was born on December 9, 1995 to Mike and Erin Maroney. 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.’
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 want...
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The U.S. women’s gymnastic team brought home the gold medal Tuesday night in London. The team comprised of McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas – only the second African-American woman to compete on the USA Olympics gymnastic team- and Jordyn Weiber are the first U.S. team gold win since the Magnificent 7 in [...]
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Team USA is bringing home the gold in women's gymnastics. The Americans won their first gold medal in the team final since 1996 on Tuesday with a terrific performance in London. Team USA edged Russia who grabbed the silver medal and the bronze medalists, Romania in the all-around competition. The American team featured Jordy Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney and...
The Women’s USA Gymnastics team earned the gold medal for team competition Tuesday in London.
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