#TBT - McKayla Maroney defends her title on vault at the 2013 World Championships
After winning gold at the 2011 Tokyo World Championships, and silver at the 2012 London Olympics, McKayla Maroney successfully defended her title as vault world champion at the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, with a combined two-vault score of 15.724. McKayla managed to make a comeback to gymnastics after numerous injuries, the most serious being a fractured tibia, months after competing in the Olympics. The 2013 Antwerp World Championships would later be her last competition, capping off her successful elite career as a two-time vault champion.
Literally don’t care what you say and you won’t convince me otherwise but Russian athletes who have been clean/never doped don’t deserve to be punished for the choices that people in completely different sports made. Reigning Olympic champion on uneven bars, reigning world champion on uneven bars, and reigning world champion on vault, all of whom are CLEAN, probably won’t get the chance to win gold thanks to some asshats in COMPLETELY DIFFERENT sports who sucked so much they had to do illegal things 🙃
2012 Summer Olympic Games, London | 4 events, 4 nations, 4 champions
♔ Sandra Raluca Izbasa (ROU) - vault champion with a 15.191
♔ Aliya Mustafina (RUS) - uneven bars champion with a 16.133
♔ Deng Linlin (CHN) - balance beam champion with a 15.600
♔ Alexandra Raisman (USA) - floor exercise champion with a 15.600
i’ve just realised that Maria Paseka, who was permanently injured for like 3 years and barely held together with tape or always had some drama going on, finished 2015 as European Champion, Universiade Champion, and World Champion
on vault. Who would’ve thought?