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American gymnast McKayla Maroney nailed her first vault in Sunday’s individual competition but then fell to the mat on her second attempt, giving her an average of 15.083 — which left her behind Romania’s Sandra Izbasa.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS: U.S.A.’s Maroney stunned in vault, settles for silver

The United States’ McKayla Maroney performed a near perfect vault in the team finals earlier in the week, but the defending world champion fell on her second vault Sunday and got a disappointing silver medal.


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