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McKayla Maroney runner-up after fall

Updated: August 5, 2012, 5:34 PM ET
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LONDON -- McKayla Maroney's feet skidded out from under her and a look of shock crossed her face.

The Olympic gold medal that everyone was certain was hers was gone.

Maroney appeared to land her second vault on the backs of her heels. Her feet slid out from under her, and she plopped on the mat.

"I already knew that I pretty much only had the silver medal. I really didn't deserve to win a gold medal if I fall on my butt," Maroney said. "I was still happy with a ...

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