McKayla Maroney - Updated Apr 2024

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McKayla Maroney


McKayla Maroney is a famous retired American gymnast. McKayla Maroney won gold medals in the 2011 and 2013 World Championships.

Early Life and Childhood

McKayla Maroney was born on December 9, 1995, in Long Beach, California, United States. At present, she is 26 years old. Her birth sign is Sagittarius and she is American by nationality. Similarly, she is Irish Catholic by ethnicity. Moving towards her family background, her mother’s name is Erin Maroney and her father’s name is Mike Maroney. Her parents were also sportspeople. Her mother was involved in figure skating and high school sports. Similarly, her father is a quarterback at Purdue University. McKayla has also a brother named Kav and a sister named Tyrann.

Talking about McKayla’s education, she was homeschooled so that she would focus on gymnasts more. Similarly, there is no information on her higher education details. She is fond of watching movies and her favorite movies include “Transformers”, “Yes Man”, “avatar” and many more. Likewise, Carly Patterson is her favorite gymnast.

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Caption: McKayla Maroney with her father (Source:

McKayla Maroney – Professional Life and Career

McKayla Maroney started her career at the age of 13. In 2009, she participated ted in Visa Championship held in Dallas, Texas. She ranked 27th in all-around and 3rd in the vault final. Similarly, she also participated in the Cover Girl Classic Competition (held in Chicago), Pan American Championship (held in Mexico), and Visa Championship (held in Hartford) in 2010. She played for the American team in the Pan American Championship and helped the team to secure first place. She also finished 1st on the vault and floor.

Continuing her passion and her talent, McKayla competed at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Japan at the age of 16. In the championship, she secured a vault score of 16,033 and a floor score of 14,566 and contributed to Team America to finish in 1st place.  Also, she won a gold medal in the vault final.

McKayla shot into fame after the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, where she won a gold medal as part of the American Team “Fab Five” and also a silver individual performance in the vault. Because of Kayla, the team name was changed from “Fab Five” to “Fierce Five”. After this tournament, she achieved great success due to her hard work, practice, and dedication.

McKayla was not so happy to get silver at the Olympic Games. Her photograph of pursed lips on the medal podium went viral on the internet with the caption “McKayla isn’t impressed”.

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Caption: McKayla Maroney with Barack Obama (Source:

McKayla Maroney’s Retirement

In 2012, she suffered a leg injury while performing at the Kellogg’s Tour in Ontario due to which she had to take a break of 8 months from gymnastics. Her injury didn’t stop her from working hard and winning another gold medal at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Belgium. Similarly, McKayla becomes the first US female to defend a World Artistic Gymnastics Championships vault title.

In 2014, McKayla had severe pain in her knee and had to undergo surgery. Though she had a great wish to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, McKayla announced her retirement from gymnastics due to health issues.

Her Movie Career

McKayla made her film debut by appearing in the series “Hart of Dixie” (2012-2015), “Bones” (2013), and “Superstone” (2016).

Awards and Achievements

Talking about her awards and achievements, McKayla won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in Londo had also won a gold medal for the ult in the Tokyo Championship in the 20the 11 and the Antwerp World Championship in 2013. Besides, she also won a gold medal as a team in Tokyo Championship in 2011 and London Olympic Games in 2012.  Besides this, she also won the title “Best All-round Gymnast” in the 2011 National Championship in Saint Paul.

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Caption: McKayla Maroney winning Olympics (Source:

McKayla Maroney – Net Worth

McKayla is an artistic gymnast and her main source of income is her sports profession. She enjoys a net worth of 1 million US Dollars.

McKayla Maroney – Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship status, McKayla is currently single. Like many other famous and popular celebrities, she also wants to keep her private life secret. Though, there is a rumor that she has had at least one relationship previously no specific information is out till now.

Body measurement

McKayla Maroney is physically fit and attractive. She is 5 feet and 3 inches (1.6m) tall and weighs around 61kg (134.5lbs). Also, her body measurement (Chest-Waist-Hip) is 32-24-34 inches. Likewise, McKayla has a beautiful dark brown color and a pair of attractive brown eyes.

Social Media

Being an artistic sportsperson, McKayla is fond of using social media platforms. She has an Instagram account under her name. She has over 1.3M followers and has posted 64 beautiful pictures of her. Similarly, her Twitter handle is under the name “Makayla” and has over 513.4K followers. She is seen as quite active on Twitter. McKayla also has a Facebook page where more than 347k people have followed her.