- Name: McKayla Maroney
- Age: 21 years old
- Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
- Occupation: Gymnast
- Net Worth: US $1 Million
- Status: Alive
McKayla Maroney is a retired American artistic gymnast and Olympic gold medalist. She won gold in the vault event at the 2011 and 2013 World Championships. She’s also an aspiring television actress. Maroney was born to athletic parents Erin and Mike on December 9, 1995 in Long Beach, California. She has a brother, Kav, and a sister, Tarynn. Maroney was homeschooled. She experimented with several sports including gymnastics, soccer, ice skating and tennis.
Maroney was very energetic and lively as a child. This abundance of energy prompted her parents to enroll her in gymnastics classes. She excelled and by age 9 she began more intense training at a new gym. Maroney drew early inspiration from the Disney movie ‘Tarzan’ and from fellow athlete, Carly Patterson. She decided on an Olympic career after watching Patterson’s floor routine. Maroney’s first major competition was the 2009 Visa Championships in Dallas, Texas. There she placed 3rd in the vault final. She was 13 at the time. Maroney finished 7th in the all-around competition at the 2010 CoverGirl Classic in Chicago, Illinois. She dominated the vault competition at the 2010 Visa Championships and later at the Pan American Championships.
Maroney made her senior career debut at the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She won gold in the all-around competition. She secured the title of world vault champion at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. She won gold again at the 2013 games in Antwerp, Belgium. Maroney’s Olympic debut was the 2012 games in London. She won silver for the vault final. She also won Olympic gold as a member of the Fierce Five. The other gymnast were Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber. Maroney has won a total of 3 gold medals at the National Championships and 2 gold medals at the U.S. Classic. She retired from gymnastics in 2016 due to health reasons.
Maroney made her television debut in the CW television series, Hart of Dixie. She held a recurring role as “Tonya” from 2012 through 2015. She guest starred as “Ellie” in a 2013 episode of the Fox drama series, Bones. She was later featured on the NBC single-camera sitcom ‘Superstore ‘.
McKayla Maroney stands 5ft 3in tall and she’s of Irish descent. Her net worth is about $1 million. She was photographed with President Barack Obama in 2012 following the Olympic games. Her “not impressed” facial expression quickly became an internet meme.
McKayla Maroney Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: McKayla Rose Maroney
- Birthday: December 9, 1995
- How Old : Age: 21 years old
- Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
- Occupation: Gymnast
- Net Worth 2017: US $1 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive