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Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Alexandra Rose Raisman (born May 25, 1994) is a retired American gymnast and two-time Olympian.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

She was a member and captain of both the 2012 “Fierce Five” and 2016 “Final Five” U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics teams which won their respective team competitions.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Raisman is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around silver medalist and floor silver medalist.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

At the 2012 Olympics in London, she won gold medals in the team and floor competitions, as well as the bronze medal on the balance beam, making her the most decorated American gymnast at the Games.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won a gold medal in the team event, making her and teammate Gabby Douglas the only Americans with back-to-back team gold medals.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Raisman also won silver medals in the individual all-around and for floor exercise.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Raisman was also a member of the gold-winning American teams at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Raisman was born on May 25, 1994, in Needham, Massachusetts, to Lynn, a former high school gymnast, and Rick Raisman. She has three younger siblings: Brett, Chloe, and Madison.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Raisman began gymnastics when she was two years old.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

She attributes her initial love for the sport to the “Magnificent Seven”, the gold-medal-winning U.S. women’s team at the 1996 Summer Olympics, whose performances she watched on VHS.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

She trained at Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing through Level 8, when she moved to Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club under coaches Mihai and Silvia Brestyan.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Raisman graduated from Needham High School in 2012, after completing her senior year via online classes while training for the Olympics.

Photos – The Aly Raisman Story

Picture courtesy – Aly Raisman (Instagram)

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