Home Front Page Barack Obama strikes McKayla Maroney’s famous pose as US Olympics’ Fierce Five...

Barack Obama strikes McKayla Maroney’s famous pose as US Olympics’ Fierce Five visit the White House


During a visit to the White House Thursday with her fellow athletes, President Barack Obama playfully put on McKayla Maroney’s trademark scowl for a photo with the gold medalist.

“Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President..?” McKayla Maroney tweeted after the meeting.

Looking their glamorous best, the U.S. Olympics’ Fierce Five visited the White House for the first time earlier today for a private meeting with the President.

As they watched Barack Obama depart from the South Lawn on the Marine One helicopter, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney squealed with delight.

However, taking a leaf out of McKayla Maroney’s book, Aly Raisman looked decidedly unimpressed as a gust of wind blew the girls’ backward.

The 17-year-old eventually came around a few moments later, smiling as Gabby Douglas turned to hide from the gale-force gust.


Heading towards the Oval Office prior, the excitedly nervous girls walked in a straight line in their high-necked mini-dresses, laughing and waving to photographers.

President Barack Obama playfully put on McKayla Maroney's trademark scowl for a photo with the gold medalist

President Barack Obama playfully put on McKayla Maroney’s trademark scowl for a photo with the gold medalist

It’s not the first time the 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic team have had personal interaction with President Barack Obama however.

Barack Obama expressed his admiration for the team after their gold medal win in August, voicing a bewilderment with the sport that is likely shared by many of his constituents.

At a rally in Ohio on August first he said: “These gymnastics folks – I don’t understand how they do what they do.

“So I told these young ladies as I was congratulating them <<How do you not bust your head every time you’re on that little balance beam?>>”

Barack Obama phoned the members individually to congratulate them on their gold medal while aboard Air Force One.

He said to Aly Raisman: “Michelle and have watched and decided of all the Olympiads you guys amaze us the most.”

“I’m so impressed by how you bounced back and led the team. Tell your parents I’m proud of them too. I don’t think I could watch if I were them,” Barack Obama told Jordyn Wieber.

To McKayla Maroney, he said: “Way to nail that vault. It was unbelievable.”

“I was impressed by how cool you were. I don’t know how you do what you do especially the balance beam,” he said.

And to the star of the team, Gabby Douglas, Barack Obama said: “You just tore it up. I know how hard you worked to get there. Keep at it. Stay cool.”

Diane is a perfectionist. She enjoys searching the internet for the hottest events from around the world and writing an article about it. The details matter to her, so she makes sure the information is easy to read and understand. She likes traveling and history, especially ancient history. Being a very sociable person she has a blast having barbeque with family and friends.