The Associated Press

McKayla Maroney watched teammate Gabby Douglas ride the momentum of the Americans' team gold medal to a gold in the all-around competition as well. Now it's Maroney's turn to grab another medal.

She enters the vault final on Sunday as the prohibitive favorite in a field that also includes Oksana Chusovitina of Germany and Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland.

Maroney's jaw-dropping vault in the team competition jumpstarted USA to its first gold in 16 years.

Coach Martha Karolyi puts it simply: "She's the best."

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter


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