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World vault champ rests sore foot

Updated: July 24, 2012, 2:40 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- World vault champion McKayla Maroney's sore right foot is getting a break. Sam Mikulak's balky left ankle is getting a workout.

Both plan to be ready when the Olympics begin Friday.

The 16-year-old Maroney did a few warmup vaults Tuesday and the dance elements in her floor exercise routine. But she did not do any of her tumbling runs on floor and spent most of the roughly 90-minute session on a chair, watching her teammates.

The Americans did not talk after practice. ...

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