McKayla Maroney reveals what really happened after the Olympic vault final
*This was the CANDID INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR for 2012. McKayla revelas what really happened after vault final Gymnastike sat down with the lovely McKayla Maroney at an AT&T store in Washington, DC, the day before she met the President and participated in the Kellogg's Tour of Champions stop in DC. In this exclusive interview, Maroney details what really happened after the vault final, including the hilarious and very surprising reason that gold medalist, Sandra Izbasa, had to hold Maroney's bags when they returned to the Olympic village. Maroney also discusses an adorable letter she wrote at 11 years old to her 12-year-old self, reveals why she wants to go to Rio, and much more.
Slideshow: The Fierce Five's Golden Moment
The 2012 USA women's gymnastics team, known as the Fierce Five, became the second U.S. team to win the OIympic Team Gold and the first since the Magnificent Seven in 1996. Take a look back to the night of the womens team final competition through photographs by team doctor Larry Nassar and the parents in the stands.
Aly Raisman: The Best Tumbler in the World?
"The Contender" covers Team USA's leader and medal favorite in London, Aly Raisman.
Gabby Douglas Eyes Gold in London
After her meteoric rise to the pinnacle of the sport, Team USA's Gabby Douglas has matured vastly over the past year and has emerged as a serious contender to win the women's all around title in London.
Fierce Five Shout Out Bloopers
Even the Olympic Champion gymnasts aren't perfect! Check out their bloopers as they attempt shout outs to promote the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Superstars.
The Contender (Kyla Ross)
Kyla Ross is the baby of the U.S. team and will be relied on to deliver big scores on uneven bars and balance beam, her best events. Clean and consistent, Kyla is definitely a "Contender" in London.
Maroney In Pursuit of Perfect Score
World Vault Champion McKayla Maroney's near-perfect Amanar vault in the team final helped Team USA win a gold medal. Is a 10.0 in execution a possibility for the vaulting final?
Paul Ruggeri UNEVEN BARS Routine!
U.S.A. men's national team member Paul Ruggeri shows off an amazing uneven bar routine behind the scenes at the Kellogg's Tour. Video by Anna Li.
Wieber Fever Hits London
After barely missing the all around final, Jordyn Wieber helped the U.S. women claim gold for the first time since 1996. Now, Wieber aims for individual gold on the floor exercise, where she performs difficult tumbling with precision and flair.
Mckayla Maroney and Aly Raisman Reportedly Injured on Kellogg's tour in Ontario
YouTube user Varela6869 writes: This clip shows how McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were injured in Ontario, California on September 9, 2012 during the second night of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions. McKayla starts on the uneven bars on the right side of the screen at 0:55 and is injured at 1:16. Aly starts on the same set of uneven bars at 1:40 and is injured at 1:55.
Kellogg's Gymnastics Tour of Champions Highlights by SportsTalk4Kids
Nick Garner of SportsTalk4Kids (http://www.sportstalk4kids.com) spent the day with the USA Gymnastics Team as they kicked off the 40-city Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions. Members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, including the Fierce Five and 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin headline the tour. Nick spoke with medalists from the 2012 London Olympics, including gold medalist Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Kyla Ross. Olympians Jonathan Horton, Jake Dalton, and John Orozco also took time out of their training to talk to Nick about what it was like to represent the United States in the 2012 Olympic Games. Douglas talked about inspiring a nation; Wieber described the pride she felt in representing her country and the joy of receiving a gold medal; McKayla spoke about the "Fierce Five" phenomenon; Raisman reflected on the honor being named Captain of the team; and Ross explained how gymnastics has evolved and gymnasts continue to push the limits. Horton, a two-time Olympian, discussed what it means to him to make it to another Games.
Behind the Scenes With Aly Raisman, Mckayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber
video from USA Gymnastics www.usagym.org
Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions: Last Routine
Video by user kidwithpaperplanes @ San Jose on September 8, 2012
Jake Dalton: America's Best on FX
Jake Dalton, the U.S. National Champion on floor exercise, takes on the world in the Olympic final, where he hopes to earn a medal on his best event.
Nastia Liukin on standing up "in front of 20,000 people and having the courage to perform again" and much more
In this extended Gymnastike exclusive interview, 2008 Olympic All-Around champion, Nastia Liukin, reveals her candid thoughts on her comeback attempt for London 2012, shares her feelings on watching the Olympics as a spectator, reveals her proudest gymnastics moments, discusses her relationship with the Fierce Five, announces her plans for the future, talks about the secret to WOGA's success, and much more.
Gymnastics Champions Tour: Aly Raisman floor routine
Video by user kidwithpaperplanes @ San Jose on September 8, 2012. Excuse the shakiness! I was all the way in the nosebleeds and zoomed all the way in on my camera.
Olympic Contender Jonathan Horton: On a Mission in London
"The Contender" series looks at Team USA's Jonathan Horton, the only American gymnast returning for a second Olympics in London. Still boasting world class routines on many events, Horton is a contender to make event finals on still rings, as well as earn a second Olympic medal on high bar.
Behind the Scenes With Aly Raisman
video from USA Gymnastics
From "Fighter" to "Contender": John Orozco
John Orozco's journey to London has had its bumps, but he goes into London as one of the U.S. teams best gymnasts and with medal hopes in the all around, on high bar and also with the U.S. team, which hasn't won gold since 1984.
Paul Ruggeri almost made a full uneven bar routine!
With the expert coaching of 2012 U.S. women's Olympic alternate and uneven bar superstar Anna Li, men's National Team member Paul Ruggeri has a nearly complete uneven bar routine! This was filmed behind the scenes at the Kellogg's Tour by Anna Li.