Mayah Morant was born on July 5, 2002 in Washington, D.C. to David and Annette Morant. She has a sister, Lena. Currently, Mayah is an honor student at Bishop McNamara High School and she will graduate in 2020. During Mayah's spare time, she enjoys shopping and hanging out with her friends.
Mayah used to flip around the house at a very young age. Her mom did not want her to get hurt, so she enrolled Mayah in a more structured environment. She began recreational gymnastics at the age of two in a mommy and me class at Sportsplex Gymnastics in Landover, MD and fell in love with the sport.
As a level 8 gymnast in 2015, Mayah placed fourth in the all-around with a 37.150 and third on uneven bars at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 7 Championships, finishing 13th overall with a 37.400. Following her 2015 season, Mayah moved to Silver Stars Gymnastics in Bowie, MD. Mayah had a great 2016 season where she placed first on uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 37.525 at the State Championships. At the Region 7 Championships, Mayah placed first in the all-around with a 37.775 and first on uneven bars.
Mayah competed level 9 the next two seasons. At the State Championships, she placed second in the all-around and first on floor exercise. She had a great meet at the Region 7 Championships where she placed third in the all-around with a 37.325, first on floor exercise and second on vault. She qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Lansing, MI where she placed 11th overall and eighth on vault. In 2018, Mayah placed third in the all-around and first on balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 7 Championships, she finished first on floor exercise and seventh on vault.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2019, Mayah placed third on floor exercise at the State Championships and eighth on uneven bars with a 9.300 at the Region 7 Championships.
Mayah trains 25 hours per week at Silver Stars Gymnastics in Bowie, MD under coach Grace Ortiz. She is working hard to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2020. Her long-term goal is to obtain a college gymnastics scholarship.