07/31/2012 01:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

McKayla Maroney, U.S. Olympic Gymnast, Has Serious Spirit (PHOTO)

"We've got spirit, how 'bout you?" is what we assume McKayla Maroney was saying to the Russian gymnasts in her head as the photo below was snapped. In competition Maroney, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, demonstrates poise far beyond her 16 years. But in moments of victory, her youth comes out -- in her enthusiasm and her insane vertical leap.


(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Writer Willa Paskin alerted us to another rockin' photograph of Maroney earlier this morning with a tweet:

What do you think was going through Maroney's mind in the photo above? Tweet @HuffPost Women with the hashtag #MaroneySays and we'll feature your captions in a slideshow here!