During the Olympics in London, McKayla competed with an injured big toe which she had broken previously. “Bad things happen, you just have to make the best of it. It does hurt. It’s broken. How is it not going to hurt? I just try to ignore it and I have worked so hard to be here I can ignore the pain for a little bit,” said McKayla about competing despite the pain. She had wanted to keep competing and make it to Rio but due to health concerns she announced her retirement on February 24, 2016.