“I didn’t deserve to to win gold if I landed on my butt,” Maroney told reporters after the competition, via USA Today. “I’m not disappointed about the silver, I’m disappointed about my performance.”
“It happens, it’s gymnastics and you can’t be perfect and sometimes things don’t go as you planned,” Maroney told Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, who lauded Maroney’s maturity in handling such a public disappointment. “I can’t blame it on anything except I screwed up.”
I still feel so sad for her though.