Former Olympian’s Fun Gymnastics Routine Has Crowd Roaring With Laughter.

Back in 1996, John Macready was the youngest member of the men’s U.S. Olympic gymnastics team.

A two-time world championship athlete, Macready went on to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and March of Dimes. He also teamed up with fellow retired gymnast John Roethlisberger to open FLIPFEST, a gymnastics camp in Crossville, Tennessee.

Macready is now a motivational speaker and a proud father of three. Recently, a video of him has been making the rounds online, reminding all of us what a fun-loving athlete he was in his prime!

In 2000, he joined Olympians like Blaine Wilson and gold medalist Dominique Moceanu for the Reese’s Gymnastics Cup. This low-stakes entertainment competition was held at the New Orleans Sports Arena in Louisiana.


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“This group of athletes is among the most talented group of gymnasts ever assembled for the Reese’s Gymnastics Cup,” said Bob Colarossi, the president of USA Gymnastics.

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If Macready’s video is any indication, Bob was absolutely right! The year before, Macready performed a fun floor routine dressed in a shiny silver robot suit.

This time around, he managed to top that with a performance that was equal parts goofy and impressive. In a clip, we see Macready stepping onto the mat. Each time he touches his foot to the ground, the music plays in perfect sync. He continues from there, using the mat like it’s a giant piano keyboard before eventually launching into a high-flying floor routine.

The audience loved every move he made, especially when he hammed it up with some sweet air guitar.

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Macready really had the entire crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. Once a performer, always a performer. What a delightful blast from the past that we won’t soon forget!

Check out his awesome routine in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story.

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