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Aly Raisman Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Needham, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameAlexandra Rose Raisman
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Aly Raisman, the daughter of Lynn and Rick Raisman, was born in Needham, Massachusetts, and graduated from Needham High School. She began taking gymnastics at the age of two. Raisman started her senior career in 2010, and that season, she helped the U.S. national team finish second at the World Championships. At the following year's Worlds, she helped the Americans finish first in the team competition and also finished third individually in the floor exercise event. Raisman was the women's national team captain at the 2012 Summer Olympics and led the U.S. to the team gold medal. She then won the bronze medal on balance beam and the gold medal on floor exercise. In 2013, Raisman was a contestant on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars (2005).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patrick Lin

Trade Mark (1)

Petite frame and athletic physique

Trivia (6)

Won two gold medals and one bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. Her family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Lithuania, Ukraine, and Russia).
Daughter of Rick Raisman and Lynn Raisman.
Won one gold medal and two silver medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Modeled for Sports Illustrated at their Swimfest event in Houston. [February 2017]
She is the oldest of four children.

Personal Quotes (5)

[on modeling]It's so empowering to be out there and just, you have insecurities just like everyone else, your body's not perfect, but you feel confident and beautiful.
[on insecurities while modeling]I used to be so insecure, I thought my arms were too muscular, but now I'm growing to like them
It doesn't matter if you look like you, or you, or me, we all have our issues, and the world should know that. We should love everything that we're given.
[on posing for Sports Illustrated] You surprise yourself how comfortable you are when you're shooting,it was one of my favorite days of my life. I'm not just saying that because I felt so confident, so strong, so feminine, and it's an incredible feeling, because I feel like a couple of years ago I wouldn't have had the confidence to do it.
[addressing jailed gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar] I will not rest until every last trace of your influence on this sport has been destroyed like the cancer it is.

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