McKayla Maroney is the United States’ not-so-secret weapon on the vault. Her Amanar—that’s two 1Ž2 twists in the backward salto position — is simply the best in the world. She gets height and flight off the vault, and makes it all look so easy. Vaulters must perform two different vaults in the event finals—and Maroney is one of the few gymnasts who routinely attempts two vaults valued at a 6.0 level of difficulty. Despite competing with a broken toe, she averaged 15.8 on her two vaults in qualification, putting her 0.484 points ahead of second-highest qualifier Sandra Izbasa. She scored a competition-high of 16.233 during the team final on July 31.