Gymnast McKayla Maroneys first single is on the way

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McKayla Maroney is used to get press during the , so naturally she made a big proclamation this week.

The retired 2012 gold medal-winning gymnast and friend of Obama is set to drop-off her debut single next month.

I like to say my genre is vulnerable pop because its all tune and lyrically driven and heart driven, Maroney told Us Weekly . Her song Ghost will drop on Sept. 8.

After facing several injuries since the 2012 Olympics, Maroney decided to give up competitive gymnastics, and she explained how attaining music has helped ease her transition out of the .

“It was such a big exam for me to be like, you know what? No! Im worth more than a gold medal, ” she told Us Weekly . “Im worth more than being a gymnast. I am not what I do. I am who I am and Im what I love.

If “Ghost” is half as good as Maroney’s epic 2012 vault, it will surely be a billboard hit.

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