She'll always have one of the most memorable moments of the London Olympics, a nearly perfect vault during the gymnastic team finals.
But McKayla Maroney will NOT have a Gold Medal to show for her efforts in that individual event, as she fell while landing yesterday and was forced to settle for Silver behind Sandra Raluca Izbasa of Romania.
"I didn't deserve to to win gold if I landed on my butt," the 16-year old California native told reporters after the competition. "I'm not disappointed about the silver, I'm disappointed about my performance."
Maroney earned scores of 15.866 and 14.300 on her first two vault, respectively. She finished with an overall 15.083, while Izbasa garnered 15.191.
"It happens, it's gymnastics and you can't be perfect and sometimes things don't go as you planned," Maroney told Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. "I can't blame it on anything except I screwed up."