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Gold: McKayla Maroney, USA
Silver: Sandra Izbasa, Romania
Bronze: Oksana Chusovitina, Germany
There is honestly nobody better in the world than McKayla Maroney when it comes to the vault.
When the U.S. places her on its Olympic team mainly because of her vaulting abilities, that's saying something.
Maroney had a near perfect vault in the team final and will be going for that elusive perfect score in the vault final.
Chusovitina is 37 years old, having won silver on the vault in the 2008 Beijing Games. She also competed for the former Soviet Union and Uzbekistan, where she won a team gold in the 1992 Barcelona Games.
The one thing the vault finals doesn't have, however, is some of the better vaulters.
During qualifications, the U.S. had their other three gymnasts score above a 15.800 with Gabby Douglas having scored a 15.900 (the same as Maroney), while Russia also had Viktoria Komova score above a 15.600, which would've qualified her for the vault final.
However, most athletes didn't perform vaults from two different families, which is what would've been required to qualify for the apparatus final.
Still, it would've been Maroney's gold to lose.