McKayla Maroney Vault Leads U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team to Gold

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A near-perfect vault by McKayla Maroney was probably the biggest highlight of the U.S. women's gymnastics team's Olympic gold medal win last night - even if the judges inexplicably docked her a quarter of a point.McKayla Maroney Photo

McKayla, 16, nailed the vault, showcasing the Amanar - a tricky, near-impossible skill that just a handful of gymnasts in the world can do - with such precision, her coach couldn't believe her score wasn't the maximum.

"It. Was. The. Best. Vault. Ever," Marta Karolyi said.

Watch below and you'll see, it's hard to argue that:

You'll have another chance to watch McKayla Maroney go for gold this week in the individual vault event. Don't be surprised to see her post a 16.5 then.

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so nicenadya

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Yes,(Gaby) was the best. They all contributed very well, but Gaby was solid. I hope that this provides a great example of perseverance to all girls, but especially to the girls, often without hope and esteem, in our urban cores. As an aside, it was so interesting about the fuss about Jordyn not making the all around. I wondered how Aly felt? I think that she was made to feel that her beating Jordyn was terrible. Like she should have held back and let Jordyn win so that all would be right in the universe and things would then be in their proper order.

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McKayla's vault was beautiful and flawless but she only competed in one event so could not have led the team to gold. Gabby was the only member to compete in all four events and received the highest score in two of them and the second highest score in the other two. Though she made up one-fifth of the team she garnered A THIRD of the team's total points. I find it interesting to note that much of the coverage has foucsed on the other team members and would love to know why that is.

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best lady

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best lady i am very happy of her won in London 2012

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Congrads to the USA Female Gymnastics Team for the gold medal. Talk about five stars.

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Congrats to McKayla and her team on their gold medal win :)

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