McKayla Maroney falls; Takes Silver Medal at London Games
McKayla Maroney stuck her vault in the team competition and it was nearly perfect. Yesterday, Maroney competed for an individual medal on vault, hoping to take Gold and solidify her spot as the best vaulter in the world.
Maroney stuck her first vault, the same one she did turn the final team competition, earning a 15.866 – the top score of the day. As the California native attempted to land her second vault, she sipped on the landing, earning just a 14.3. The fall was just enough for Romania’s Sandra Izbasa to sneak by Maroney and take home the Gold.
Insiders say that Maroney could possibly return to the Women’s team in four years in Rio and possibly have another shot at an individual Gold but only time will tell. Maroney came into the Olympics as the top vaulter in the world, and current World Champion.