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A McKayla Maroney Appreciation Post

In celebration of one of the standout stars of the London Olympics, McKayla Maroney. Maroneys (fans of McKayla Maroney, that's what we call ourselves) unite!

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So, if you didn't already know, this is our girl McKayla. McKayla's flawless vault (the judges were egregiously wrong by not giving her a perfect score) stole the show at the women's gymnastics team final.

Take a moment to relive her legendary vault one more time:

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NAILED IT.

McKayla lit'rally made the judges jaws drop.

SHE ALSO HAD A BROKEN TOE!!!!

Anyways, McKayla has basically become THE face of the women's team gymnastics gold medal.

(Ignore Bob Costas' hair)
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(Ignore Bob Costas' hair)

The President even knows her.

But more importantly, Lady Gaga tweeted at her!

YES!

But let's rewind a bit. Here's her elementary school yearbook quote. She's always wanted it.

More than a Christmas puppy!

It's also cool how she got to go to the games with Kyla, her childhood best friend.

I mean, come on, how cute are they?!?!?!

"Ice buds 4 life" awwwww.

She's also funny.

But when the time comes, she doesn't mess around.

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She's focused.

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Has the fiercest walk.

Seriously, no one on Team USA can walk like McKayla Maroney can walk.

This.

She's also really tough. A month ago she had a concussion and a fractured nose!

And McKayla's just like, "yeah whatever, and your point is??"

The point is, you're a badass.

She knows it.

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Yeah, even this happens to McKayla.

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But whatever, she can balance on the knees of an English guard.

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And basically float.

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She's the Regina George of gymnastics.

She came up with Team USA's name.

Keeps the other girls in check.

But still has mad love for her team.

Have I mentioned she's the best vaulter in the world?

In conclusion, "who's the best, McKayla?"

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