McKayla Maroney on her homecoming at AOGC, walking in high heels on a broken toe, plans for Rio, and more
Upon landing at home in LA after the Olympics, McKayla Maroney received a warm, red-carpet welcome from her adoring teammates. Here, McKayla shares her thoughts on the celebration, what she learned in London, how she walked in super high heels on a broken toe on Letterman, the best part of her post-Olympic trip to New York with the Fierce Five, her plans for Rio and a possible yurchenko triple vault, and much more! Click here to see McKayla and the Fierce Five, on Letterman: http://flo.mx/Pv0ZDg.
McKayla Maroney's adorable little sister Tarynn, on London and welcoming home her big sister
At McKayla Maroney's homecoming, her adorable little sister and budding gymnast (check out her rope climb!), Tarynn, reveals her favorite thing about her trip to London, her thoughts on her famous sister's vault, the first thing she said to McKayla when she saw her, and much more!
AOGC welcomes back Olympic champion McKayla Maroney - "We are so impressed!"
A Gymnastike Exclusive: McKayla Maroney's touching homecoming at her home gym, AOGC, in Los Angeles. A huge group of adoring teammates, parents, and coaches waited patiently for the Olympic gold and silver medalist's arrival, even after her flight was delayed nearly 2 hours. When McKayla finally arrived, a red carpet, gorgeous roses, and many, many hugs greeted her at every step. With tears in her eyes, McKayla walked down the red carpet into the arms of her coaches, Galina Marinova and Arthur Akopian. After a lovely speech, watch what Akopian does with the champagne bottle!
Do you recognize this face? Meet Sasha, star of the P&G Kids Olympic commercial, and AOGC teammate of McKayla Maroney
Do you recognize this face? Meet 8-year-old Sasha, the adorable AOGC gymnast who stars in P&G's touching Olympic "Kids" commercial ("to their moms, they'll always be kids"). Sasha reveals what it was like to star in a commercial and demonstrates her red-carpet-worthy beam pose. Sasha also shares her thoughts on welcoming home her teammate, Olympic champion McKayla Maroney, and reveals a little-known fact that she and her famous teammate have in common. Watch Sasha in P&G's commercial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRaQRbAxXaA. You can also see Sasha on the banner for the ad on P&G's website, here: http://news.pg.com/video/london-2012-olympic-games/kids-commercial-spot-london-2012-olympic-games
McKayla Maroney impresses and inspires her young AOGC teammates
Dozens of McKayla Maroney's AOGC teammates share what it's like to work out in the gym with an Olympic champion, reveal what they thought of McKayla's Olympic performances, and share that they, too, believe they can go to the Olympics. Stay tuned to find out which of McKayla's teammates may become future Olympians!
AOGC standout Nicole Shapiro on training with McKayla Maroney, her future plans, and sister, Samantha Shapiro
15-year-old AOGC standout, Nicole Shapiro, talks about training with Olympian teammate McKayla Maroney and shares her plans for the future. She also fills us in on how things are going for older sister and former national and world team member, Samantha Shapiro, who is entering her second year at Stanford.
AOGC Level 9s, Brooklyn Ricks and Kelsey Carter, on welcoming home teammate McKayla Maroney
AOGC Level 9 gymnasts, Brooklyn Ricks and Kelsey Carter, talk about welcoming back their Olympic champion teammate, McKayla Maroney, and their own Olympic plans.
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