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John Macready

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn McWilliams•Macready
Used nameJohn•Macready
Born29 April 1975 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
AffiliationsU.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs
NOC United States


John Macready competed in gymnastics at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where he was the youngest member of the USA team. He was also on the USA team at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships. Macready came from an entertainment family, as his father was a producer/director, his mother was an actress, and his grandfather was the well-known actor, George Macready.

Macready attended both the University of Colorado and the University of Tennessee, studying media management and communications. He and Olympic teammate John Roethlisberger owned and operated FLIPFEST, a gymnastics camp on Lake Frances in Crossville, Tennessee. Macready also worked with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and hosted the annual John Macready March of Dimes Invitational.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA John Macready
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 29
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 5
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =34 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =76 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =73 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =27 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) 44 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =50 r1/1