Mckayla Maroney is the most popular Fierce 5 member

According to this article posted at USA-Gymnastics.

These polls mean little much in the real world. In two years when the lime light has died down most of these names will disappear but it is1 interesting to see who made the list.

A lot of people think Jordyn Wieber has a good story but her name is not on this list. I think that ship has sailed.

This list just shows that women stars have died across the board. Number 1 is purely for looks. 2, 3and 4 are for controversy. 5 is for a train wreck, attention seeking bitch etc….

1- Maria Sharapova, Russia, Olympic tennis silver medalist
2- Serena Williams, USA, Olympic tennis gold medal
3- Lolo Jones, USA, track and field Olympian
4- McKayla Maroney, USA, Olympic gymnastics team gold medalist
5- Hope Solo, USA, Olympic soccer gold medalist
6- Misty May-Treanor, USA, USA, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist
7- Gabby Douglas, USA, two-time Olympic gymnastics gold medalist – team,
8- Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, tennis Olympian
9- Alex Morgan, USA, Olympic soccer gold medalist
10- Venus Williams, USA, Olympic doubles tennis gold medalist
11- Missy Franklin, USA, four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist
12- Abby Wambach, USA, Olympic soccer gold medalist
13- Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, tennis Olympian
14- Allyson Felix, USA, Olympic 200-meter gold medalist
15- Candace Parker, USA, Olympic basketball champion
16- Kerri Walsh Jennings, USA, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist
17- Jessica Ennis, Great Britain, Olympic heptathlon gold medalist
18- Claressa Shields, USA, Olympic boxing gold medalist
19- Kayla Harrison, USA, Olympic judo gold medalist
20- Aly Raisman, three-time Olympic gymnastics medalist: gold – team, floor exercise; bronze – balance beam

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43 Responses to “Mckayla Maroney is the most popular Fierce 5 member”

  1. sanitynmotion Says:

    Oh – can you tell me what happened with Hope Solo? I never remembered to look it up and now I’m sure I’d get the wrong story if I did.

    I totally agree though about looks/controversy appeal. Sad that’s the way it is with female athletes. You just “win” you’re basically boring anymore. Lolo is about looks too.

    Wasn’t ASac on this list too for her Olympic meltdown in 2008?

    • GymMom Says:

      Hope Solo’s football player fiancĂ© beat her up the day before their wedding recently. He was arrested but she married him anyway.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      First Solo was replaced in goal a few years ago at the world cup and she threw a hissy fit and called her teammates who DID NOT MAKE THE DECISION 2 replace her all kinds of names. Than last year she attacked the tv announcer for calling out a girl on the team for her bad play. She claimed she did it to protect her teammate but it was all about her getting attention.

      She accused Maks from dancing with the stars of smacking her, she said someone else hit her before (maybe an old coach I forget)

      The girl just married a guy that was arrested a few days before that for battery (I forget, it might have even been on her)

      She is a first class bitch, I cannot stand her.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Oh gawd how is she even on the national team then? Aren’t there more/better goalies out there than having to deal with that trash?
        And isn’t she sponsored by Nike? Yikes.

      • nero Says:

        Ha…no say what you want about Hope Solo being a douche but she’s the best female goalie out there, just youtube Hope Solo save.

        She’s 31 now so she’ll be 34 for the next world cup and 35 for the Olympics. This will be her last go around, I’m sure they’re starting to train other goalies to replace her. The only problem is there is no women’s league now, so Hope will be getting most of the caps in friendlies/qualifiers. I really want the USWNT to win the World Cup for Abby because girl is a BEAST!!

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        OVERRATED. The US barely won the last world cup thanks to that game she sucked in (I think it was semi finals) She’s a BIATCH that needs a smack down.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Didn’t they lose the world cup to Japan because of her? Or am I confused?

      • nero Says:

        I think she’s a great goalie, definitely losing some steam but I’d still take her if I was building a team. They lost the World Cup on PKs which is always a crap shoot. She saved one but IIRC the Japanese goalie saved 1-2 and 1-2 of our girls completely shanked their shots.

        Pia was a godsend for that team after 2007. She’s really easy going and you can tell she doesn’t play favorites, she made them into a TEAM. I’m sad she decided to move on. Hopefully the girls learn more of a possession game because the ‘long kick to Alex Morgan to chase down and cross it into the box for Abby to head it’ is not going to work forever.

        Heath is the future, she’s really great and I’m glad she’s getting more and more playing time.

  2. Case Says:

    Hope Solo is one of those athletes that I find so trashy that I could care less about her goalie ability.

    Her looks garnered her lots of attention in 2008 but now she looks like crap.

    That whole debacle with her fiancé was unreal. But in case you were concerned, she is very happily married now. Bleh.

  3. Case Says:

    I heart Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings though. Amazing athletes in a fun sport, and classy people too. They will be missed.

    • nero Says:

      I love them, watching them was one of my favorite parts of the Olympics especially since nobody gave them anything but an outside shot to three-peat.

      I remember watching the semi-final vs the China team and thinking ‘this is it’ That Chinese team was so good, you could tell they were younger, faster and stronger but Misty and Kerri were definitely smarter and they continued to rise up in challenging moments while all the other team wilted

      Kerri said she’s going for the next Olympics, it’s going to be weird not seeing them together :(

  4. exgymgurl Says:

    Where is Husaeein Bolt on this list?

  5. Guest Says:

    If Mckayla had won gold in her valut, the “not impressed” meme would not have happened then she would not have been as popular as now.

    So sometimes gold do not represent all, such non-gold medalist Lolo Jones, Michelle Kwan have already proved that.

  6. JAS4 Says:

    I think number 7 is for controversy as well lol

  7. mim Says:

    isn’t lolo more well-known from her sport for being an attractive 30-something virgin or whatever?

  8. Case Says:

    Interesting that Aly barely made the list…..and she is significantly further down the rankings than McKayla and Gabby.

  9. GymMom Says:

    Looks like Hope Solo’s husband was arrested again in Florida for a probation violation. They say some women choose men exactly like their father? It appears true in this case. Hope’s father spent alot if time in prison.

    http://m.radaronline.com/v/News/HopeSolosHusbandJera/?KSID=3c0c2e11638b2b3b1360abc87309fa69

  10. icemeltsfast Says:

    Whoa, I’m surprised that #9 isn’t higher.. with the way people are obsessed with her these days. :P

  11. mim Says:

    totally off topic, but was polina the only gymnast added to the junior national team at camp?

  12. exgymgurl Says:

    What happens when real gymnasts take a break that does not involve getting fat and a cheesy tour

  13. exgymgurl Says:

    While far from perfect, far from the fierce 5

  14. exgymgurl Says:

    I wonder if they do this in Roundlake or in Bucharest… or China

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I don’t know what to say…could Jordyn be any more stiff at the dances in the beginning? Yet this is the corniest video I’ve ever seen. And why incorporate that with a cancer institute? I just don’t get it. This must makes me want the Fierce Five to go away, sadly. If this is what the Olympics gets you…?

      So I’m excited to see Aliya out there kicking butt. She looks great for it being only a few months after the Olympics. In fact, her beam was really nice I can tell she’s been working on it. Her bars didn’t have the same difficulty but still that set was better than any of Gabby’s or Nastia’s (lol) any day. I’m so happy she’s sticking with it. Musty will likely be my favorite gymnast this quad – sorry USA girls.

      • GymMom Says:

        The video made no sense. Starts out in a North Carolina Pediatric Center and for some reason cuts to a gym in Ohio w/Ohio State’s Mascot & cheerleaders??? Gabby is wearing street clothes at both locations, but Jordyn & Aly are wearing parts of their tour costumes? Who’s the guy in the yellow suit? I look more like the Korean Psy than he does. Ha ha ha. I have a feeling this is how the Kelloggs Tour looked..horribly disjointed choreography with no connection to anything? This is a joke and a mockery of whoever is in it.

      • Biyatch Says:

        Thats NC States’ mascot at the NC State gym.

        It was shown (on national tv) during the Kaleidoscope on Ice show which is held in benefit of cancer survivorship. It filmed a couple of weeks ago and aired on Sunday. The event (which is also related to the Kids Health Goes Gold event they did during the DNC) was held in Charlotte, NC. The Levine Cancer Institute is the main financial beneficiary of the second tour the girls are participating in.

        I am not trying to say that the video is anything but a hot mess (because it is.) But try to look at it in context as something silly and fun with a worth while cause. While the product is “special” what it supports is worthwhile and if the girls are going to be publicity whores at least they are doing it with positive message.

    • Case Says:

      I couldn’t eve watch that whole video…it was dumb as hell. What was the point?

  15. catherine Says:

    Ebee will win the AA, no Iordache or Moors even. She also has a new 6.6 bars routine. Goryunova was awesome on beam, Rodionova was lovely and Musty was lovely on bars and had a great solid beam with a wobble or two..very in shape though. Mai had a disaster, damn.

  16. exgymgurl Says:

    Its wied that there has been no definitive “teen choice” tour announcement yet and all these people are allegedly signed to it…. it looks like a great charitable cause, but youd think theyd be able to get someone to splice video a little bit better than that… sorry

  17. mim Says:

    vika and papa komova are not impressed: http://tripletwistblog.tumblr.com/post/36913994907/wheresmyheadgone-mustafinaencounter

    not sure if it’s a compliment or if they’re paying her out, but it’s pretty funny/cute all the same.

    • terrigymfan Says:

      Vika is really pretty in this pic (even doing the not impressed face). She gets more and more beautiful as she gets older IMO.

  18. Kelley Lynskey (@Meatless_Ball29) Says:

    In other news apparently this has become a thing, hopefully no Gymnast especially the Chinese will never find out about this one! I mean could you imagine….http://verucasalt2929.tumblr.com/

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