Aly Raisman, US Olympic Gold Medalist

 

Born in 1994, Aly Raisman started her gymnastic career at the age of two. As a youngster Raisman quickly excelled through the ranks alongside friend and future teammate Alice Sacramone. Through her countless hours in the gym, Aly developed into one of America’s top young gymnast. At the age of ten, she started working with the famous coaching duo, Mihai and Sylvia Brestyan. Raisman first emerged on the world gymnastic scene in 2009 when she won the vault at the 2009 American Classic. Following that performance, she would go on to win the all-around at the 2011 Covergirl Classic. Later that year, Aly would help lead the U.S. gymnastic team win the 2011 World Championships in dramatic fashion.

A committed student, Raisman would complete her high school education while graduating from Needham High in 2012. In July of that year, she would complete at the Olympic trials in San Jose, California. Aly would go on to not only make the team, but was nominated captain for the 2012 London Olympic Games. At the games, Raisman would finish fourth in the all-around standings, and her performance and leadership would help the U.S. team capture gold in the team event.

Aly’s parent Lyn and Rick Raisman have followed and supported her career every step of the way. She also has three younger siblings, Brett, Chloe, and Madison.