In March, Maroney competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She won the all-around competition with a score of 57.850.
In July, Maroney competed at the CoverGirl Classic in Chicago, Illinois. She placed sixth on balance beam scoring 14.550 and fifth on floor scoring 13.450.
In August, Maroney competed at the Visa Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Sheplaced second in the all-around competition with a two day combined score of 115.150 In event finals, she placed first on vault scoring 30.700, seventh on balance beam scoring 27.650, and fifth on floor scoring 28.150.
In October, Maroney competed at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan. She contributed a vault score of 16.033 and a floor score of 14.566 towardsthe American team's first place finish. Maroney won the vault final with a score of 15.300. She told International Gymnast Magazine, "For every competition, I just went in there with confidence in myself and in my team, and each day it felt like I gained more and more experience."
Maroney upgraded her second vault to a Mustafina (round-off, half-on, full-twisting frontlayout). "I've done it at two (U.S. team training) camps so far, and it's going pretty well," Maroney said. Her first vault is still an Amanar.
In March, Maroney competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She placed fourth in the all around competition with a score of 57.950.
In May, Maroney competed at the Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago, Illinois. She placed first on vault with ascore of 16.100 and tenth on balance beam with a score of 13.800.
In June, Maroney competed at the Visa Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. After the first day of competition, she was placed seventh in the all around with a score of 58.700.[ During warmups for the second day of competition, she fell on a tumbling pass on floor landing on her back. Maroney was taken to the hospital anddiagnosed with a minor concussion and nasal fracture. She took a week off from trainingand successfully petitioned to compete at the Olympic Trials.[
At the beginning of July, Maroney competed at the Olympic Trials in San Jose, California. After the first day of competition she said, "I'm thankful that I'm even here. I knew I had to hit vault because it's the most important event for me to make theOlympic team." She placed seventh in the all around with a two day combined score of 117.650. In event finals, she placed first on vault scoring 31.700 and fifth on floor scoring 29.700. Afterwards, Maroney was chosen as a member of the team that was sent to the 2012 Summer Olympics. She said, "This is the best feeling – it's just so amazing. I'm in shock right now. I think this will be thehappiest I'll ever be in my life. It's the absolute best feeling knowing that I trained so hard for this and all the hard things that I have accomplished and now to be on this team. These girls are my best friends. My team mate Kyla Ross, we have been best friends since we were six years old so it's just absolutely amazing to be going to the Olympics." When asked about feeling pressure to win gold onvault at the Olympics, she replied, "If I do my job I know I can get the gold medal. That's what they picked me to be on the team for, so I need to be confident about that."
Maroney was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the rest of the USA Women's Olympic Gymnastics team on the July 18, 2012 issue of "Olympic Preview". This marked the first time an entire Olympic gymnastics teamhad been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.[
At the end of July, Maroney competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. During training she aggravated a previous bone break in the big toe of her right foot but she still competed on vault, though she did not take part in the floor routine as she had hoped. "Bad things happen, you just have to...