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The best of "McKayla Maroney is not impressed"

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The best of "McKayla Maroney is not impressed"

From Olympic silver medalist to viral internet sensation.

McKayla Maroney went from Olympic silver medalist to viral sensation in the time it took her to make a "not impressed" face.

Maroney had already delivered a jaw-droppingly perfect vault and earned a gold medal with the U.S. women in the team final at the 2012 London Olympics. She entered the vault final, her one individual event, the reigning world champion and a heavy favorite for gold. She confidently landed her first vault, a two-and-a-half twisting flip known as the Amanar. But her second, less difficult vault didn't get enough height off the vaulting table and Maroney slipped on the landing, falling back on her rear.

With the full-point deduction for a fall, Maroney finished in second place behind Romania's Sandra Izbasa. On the podium with a silver medal around her neck, Maroney dropped her stonefaced expression for a moment, scrunching her mouth to the side in a show of disappointment.



McKayla Maroney not impressed face

McKayla Maroney shows her disappointment at receiving silver in the 2012 London Olympic vault final. Credit: USA Today Sports

"I remember doing the face for literally two seconds," Maroney said. "Like, if you watch the video, it's two seconds. And I remember thinking, did I just make a face? Because it's natural. I do it all the time.

"I was sad. I was upset. And I was not impressed," Maroney said.

A meme was born. Photoshopped images of Maroney's face next to everything from Beyonce's baby bump to the Sistine Chapel began being shared online.


 


 

Maroney showed she was in the joke, posting a photo from the Olympic Village of her, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross imitating the face.

#notimpressed

The pool is closed.. #notimpressed

A photo posted by McKayla Maroney (@mckaylamaroney) on

She gamely made the "not impressed" face repeatedly on her post-London media tour. The meme grew so widespread that when she visited the White House, President Obama requested that they do the face together.

 



McKayla Maroney poses with President Barack Obama at the White House

Credit: Pete Souza

 

 

Here are more of the best "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" memes:



McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the a double rainbow

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the Taj Mahal

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the Statue of Liberty

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the Brady Bunch

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with the Wright brothers

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with George Washington

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with Justin Bieber

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with Madonna and Britney

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with Independence Day

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed with surfing

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