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She's crazy.' I was technically in gymnastics at the age of 2 and always felt comfortable in the gym." When Maroney was 9 years old, she started training at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, California.
In 2012, she said, "I realized that I had a dream that I wanted to go to the Olympics and I wanted to go as far as I could go. I went to Olympic Trials that year (2004) with Kyla [Ross]. I was worried that I was going to be really tall because my dad is 6'3" and my mom is 5'2", so I didn't know which one I was going to be." When asked about the first time she performed an Amanar in competition, Maroney said, "The first time I did it was at Visa Championships and I was just thirteen years old.
She contributed a vault score of 15.933, a balance beam score of 13.866, and a floor score of 14.500 towards the American team's first-place finish.
In October, Maroney competed at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
I thought I should probably move to a new gym and start thinking about the Olympics." About her first Olympic memory, she said, "I remember watching Carly Patterson. I remember seeing the gymnasts on the floor and I loved all of their leotards. I was just really little and I didn't really know what was going on.
But I just did it, and I was just very happy that I landed on my feet." In September, Maroney competed at the Pan American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico.
At the end of July, Maroney competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. I just try to ignore it and I have worked so hard to be here I can ignore the pain for a little bit." Along with Jordyn Wieber, she is credited for changing the team's nickname from the "Fab Five" to the "Fierce Five".
During training she aggravated a previous bone break in the big toe of her right foot but she still competed on vault, though she did not take part in the floor routine as she had hoped. While on the bus to a training session, they decided to change the name because the "Fab Five" was already used for a basketball team associated with the University of Michigan as well as being associated with the musical group Duran Duran.
A photograph of her with a "not impressed" expression, taken after winning silver in the 2012 Olympics, became an Internet meme.On September 13, 2012, Maroney had two screws inserted to repair the fractured left tibia.She wore an immobilizer to keep the leg straight until doctors determined that she was ready to resume limited walking and rebuilding range of motion."When I was younger," Maroney said, "I would be watching Tarzan and running around on all fours.My mom was like, 'I need to put this child in gymnastics.
"Bad things happen, you just have to make the best of it," Maroney said. They started searching on their phones for words that started with the letter F that described the team. Maroney and Wieber opted for "fierce" as they said it described their floor routines, and the rest of the team concurred. She also scored an execution average of 9.733, the highest execution score at an Olympics or world championship under the new scoring system for women's gymnastics.