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McKayla Maroney vault 2012


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Check out the judge's reaction. Jaw dropping. :)

Watch the perfect vault.

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Vault in super slow motion.

With a broken big toe. Really.

Breathtaking. Unforgettable. Gold medal worthy.

Unlike her trial vaults (below), her Olympic vault was PERFECT.

It was more like this:

The McKayla Maroney Perfect Vault. I could watch it again and again.

This time motion multi-exposure photo shows how perfect McKayla's vault was:

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Bela Karolyi says it simply: Best vault EVER!

Stephen Colbert concurs:

With her steely gaze, razor-sharp cheekbones and preternatural vaulting abilities, 16-year-old American gymnast McKayla Maroney is an early contender for breakout star of the 2012 London Olympics. On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert joined President Obama and Lady Gaga in praising the tiny powerhouse and her "Fierce Five" teammates.

Like millions of viewers, Colbert was blown away by Maroney’s near-perfect execution of the Amanar vault, one of the most difficult feats in gymnastics. However, without permission to use NBC’s footage of the games, Colbert was forced to improvise: Using a Barbie doll mounted to a power drill and a Twinkie on two sticks, the host re-created the dazzling performance.

“It was something like that,” he said. “Except of course the actual gymnasts are smaller than this doll.

Good times.

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Possibly the best vault anyone woman has done in competition, ever:

"McKayla Maroney’s perfectly stuck vault will perhaps become as iconic of a moment for the 2012 USA Gold Medal winning women’s gymnastics team as Kerri Strugs was for the Magnificent Seven. A picture of pure perfection, of gymnastics brilliance, McKayla Maroney vaulted herself into history... McKayla scored a 16.233, meaning that she scored a 9.733 execution score. In this season of gymnastics, that is unbelievable. This was the highest score of the entire meet. What is more unbelievable, is that she truly should have had a 10.0."

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Meanwhile there are many great athletes competing in London Olympics 2012...

2012 Olympics, baby!!

Some other Olympics pages you might enjoy:

Enjoy!! And Go USA!!!

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McKayla Maroney Amazon poster:

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Fly through the air!

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Stephen Colbert McKayla Maroney:

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I've watched the McKayla Maroney vault like 50 times. It really is amazing.

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By comparison, she fell in the individual vault: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/05/sports/olympics/20120805-OLYPOD.html#/?slide=13

She was still great, and won a silver: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/05/sports/olympics/20120805-OLYPOD.html#/?slide=14

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Did McKayla coach Arthur Akopyan really say "There goes your vault gold"??

Flying: http://ryanlochteing.tumblr.com/post/28821640109

Biting: http://510stateofmind.tumblr.com/post/28820797003/mckayla-maroney-takes-silver-in-vault-and-you-know

Animated gold: http://michaelfitzphotography.tumblr.com/post/28817205489/mckayla-maroney

Animated silver: http://michaelfitzphotography.tumblr.com/post/28817298484/heart-broken

Weheartit: http://existentiallyromantic.tumblr.com/post/28817863723/mckayla-maroney

GPOYL: http://lavidasf.tumblr.com/post/28820532142/not-going-to-lie-this-is-my-gpoyl

On the podium: http://claviculars.tumblr.com/post/28823030866/mckayla-maroney-of-the-united-states-stands-on-the

Death stare: http://victaureus.tumblr.com/post/28821705925

Jump! http://a7x-madridista.tumblr.com/post/28821635489

Still amazing: http://mistermikulak.tumblr.com/post/28823759629

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McKayla Maroney Wave!

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McKayla Maroney silver!

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McKayla Maroney with Sam Mikulak and Kyla Ross:

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See more of Sam Mikulak.

McKayla Maroney didn't meet Kate Middleton.

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See Kate Middleton Olympics 2012...

McKayla is not impressed.

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Ok, maybe she's a little impressed: http://9gag.com/gag/5001072

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Also, McKayla Dougie is awesome! Go McKayla! Victory Dance!!

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