McKayla Maroney was expected to win the gold medal on the vault last night, but she had to settle for silver after completely falling on her second vault.
Maroney’s first vault was almost perfect, and she scored a 15.866. Basically all she had to do was land her second vault to get the gold, but she failed.
Her second vault started out fine
It even looked OK as she was coming out of the last twist
But it looked like she over-rotated, and there was no way she was going to land:
And this is how she finished:
She looked devastated as she waited for her results:
Even with her fall, she scored a 15.00, putting her in second place.
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