She was born in Houston, Texas, in 1997. She is famous as a celebrity gymnast. McKenna Kelley is the daughter of Mary Lou Retton (Celebrity Gymnast and Actress). She joined the LS gymnastics team in 2019. She had a great career in high school and is one of the reasons for her success as a celebrity.
McKenna Kelley Career Details
She started her career in 2014, as a co-champion of the “Nastia Liukin Cup.” She was a level 10 gymnast as she reached college. For taking out some time to pursue her career as a gymnast, she home-schooled herself for one year (senior year of high school). She was a skilled gymnast and was invited to some US national team camp in 2015. In 2016, she then joined the LSU Tigers gymnastic team. By that time, she had already specialized in floor exercises. She also earned SEC all-freshman honors. At the team final of the NCAA gymnastic championship in 2016, she scored 9.9. She earned a high floor exercise score of 9.975, and it was against George Washington and Iowa. She helped the Tigers to win second-place finished in 2017, by scoring 9.9 on floor exercise.
In 2018, during preseason training, Kelly got an Achilles tendon injury, and because of this Incident, she was unable to perform in 2018. During 2019, along with floor exercises, she also competed regularly on the vault.
She scored 9.925 in the vault that was against Missouri. She also scored 9.85, on the balance beam at Kentucky. On March 8, 2019, she was awarded her first career perfect 10 on the floor exercise, which was against Oregon State. In the team finals, NCAA gymnastic championship, Kelly scored 9.8875 on vault and 9.9 on floor exercise.
Due to an entire year missed, she had the chance to continue her career, but instead took retirement and ended her career after senior season.
McKenna Kelley Dating History And Marriage Details
According to our records, she is currently single. It was rumored that she at least had, one-year relationship in the past.
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McKenna Kelley Body Measurements
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McKenna Kelley On The Retiring Day
McKenna Kelley started pursuing elite gymnastics only seven years ago, (age:17) today. It was reported, that her mother Mary Lou, also had the same age when she retired and she was the first American woman to all-around individual gold medal.
At the day of Kelly’s retirement, Retton was there, chanting “10” along with the crowd. She teared up as she saw her daughter’s success and how she’s all grown up, and have achieved so much at a young age.
Kelly joined gymnastics because of mother. Mary Lou, once gave as interview in which she cleared out that she got all her daughters into gymnastics, but she never forced them. As Retton was a successful gymnast of her time, and that inspired her daughters to pursue as a gymnast.
Although McKenna’s mother was a successful and famous gymnast, McKenna once said in an interview, that she is my mom and for many years I was unaware of her achievements and had no idea about her hard work.