McKayla Maroney & Aly Raisman Injured During Routine
The gold medalists both suffered injuries while performing as part of the Kellogg's Tour in Ontario, Calif.
Even members of the “Fab Five” can take a fall.
Olympians McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were both injured while performing on uneven bars during Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics in Ontario, Calif., over the weekend.
Maroney – who took home one gold and one silver medal following this summer’s Olympic Games in London – fell following a simple dismount from the bars. The 16-year-old 2011 world vault champion had to be carried out of the arena by medics.
Named after gymnast Natalia Shaposhnikova, the move begins on the low bar, facing away from the high bar. The gymnast then does a free hip circle around the bar, releasing the lower bar and propelling up to high bar, catching it to complete the move.
Raisman reportedly fell to her stomach, landing on a section of the arena’s concrete floor that was not covered by a mat. But she was able to walk out of the arena.
Before the show, Raisman Tweeted a playful photo of herself and team mates, asking, “Ontario Are you ready for us?”
Neither Maroney or Raisman were included in the show’s finale, when the gymnasts were lifted into the air, each clutching one of the five Olympic rings.
A source told WCBV-TV that Raisman is fine and in San Diego as she prepares for the next stop on the gymnastics tour.
Meanwhile, Maroney Tweeted on Monday: “Not bad for hospital food.”
An audience member captured both falls on YouTube. Watch the video below: