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Aly Raisman

Retired American Artistic Gymnast

Aly Raisman
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Alexandra Rose Raisman is a two-time Olympian and former American artistic gymnast. She captained the United States women’s Olympic gymnastics teams that won their respective team competitions in 2012 and 2016.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education

Aly Raisman was born into a family of athletes, so it’s no surprise that she grew up to be one as well.

Normally, a child’s exploration of the world’s vocabulary begins at the age of two, but Raisman began paving her professional paths at the age of two.

Her mother introduced her to gymnastics by bringing her to Mommy and Me lessons. She believes gymnastics was the best choice for her because she is a very active child with a lot of energy.

Gymnastics became more than simply a recreational activity for her when she was ten years old. She furthered her education by working with Mihai and Sylvie Brestyan at their American Gymnastics Club in Burlington, Massachusetts.

The Harrogate Hydro Swimming Pool was another favorite of Laugher’s, where he frequently took his family.

 

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Age, Height & Weight

Her little stature has aided her gymnastics career. She stands at the height of 5 feet, 2 inches, taller than the other tall gymnasts.

Furthermore, although weighing only 52 kg, she maintained a faultless body that allowed her to perform with impeccable execution and landings.

Regardless of her outward appearance, she is a great woman with stunning large brown eyes. Her long, brown hair, which she typically wears in a bun while competing, contrasts nicely with her triangle-shaped face and fair skin.

Professional Career

At the 2010 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship, she made her competitive debut and assisted the Americans in capturing a silver medal.

The following year, the American team won gold, and Aly received recognition for her original and difficult tumbling pass.

In addition, she was qualified to participate in the 2012 London Olympics, where she oversaw Team Fierce Five and helped the American team win.

 

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In the same tournament, Aly became the first American woman to take home a gold medal on the floor. Additionally, she set a new record for floor exercises at a large international competition.

She won bronze on the balance beam as well, making her the most decorated American gymnast at the 2012 Games.

Aly did not make a comeback until 2015 due to the injury she sustained at the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. For the 2016 Olympics, she reclaimed her role as captain of the American team known as the “Final Five,” which once again won the gold medal. The only American gymnasts to do so this time were Aly and Gabby Douglas, who served as her partner.

Career Besides Gymnastic

Aly has continually demonstrated that she is gifted in areas other than gymnastics. She competed in Season 16 of Dancing Star and finished fourth, alongside two-time champion Mark Ballad.

 

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Aly has also written a book called  Fierce: How competing for myself changed everything. She stated in an interview:

“When I found out I was writing a book, I wanted to include the best moments of my life and the worst moments of my life because they both make us into who we are, although the hardest parts are really difficult to talk about.”

Similarly, she appeared in the music video for Maroon 5’s ‘Girl Like You,’ which featured Cardi B, with the T-shirt phrase “Always Speak The Truth.”

In addition, she made a cameo role in the Charlie’s Angels revival film.

In the long run, we hope to see more of Aly Raisman’s incredible skill.

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Net Worth and Salary

With all of her accomplishments, her net worth appears to be reasonable. As per the report, her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.

In addition, she has supported leading firms such as Playtex, Ralph Lauren, Revision Skin, Kellogg’s, and many more, which has increased her revenue. She is also the owner of a few high-end autos.

Sexual Abuse

Larry Nassar, a parasitic serial sex offender, devoured the little girl’s innocence under the pretext of a helping hand.

And the authorities shut their eyes and sealed their ears, erecting a thick wall that prevented little girls’ screams from being heard.

Nassar abused their parents’ confidence and the little girl’s respect, and he has haunted them for nearly three decades. His earliest victims span in age from 6 to 15-year-old females who have no concept of molestation or abuse.

So-Called “Treatment”

Nassar continued to take advantage of them, making the girls feel bad for doubting him because of his grooming and compliments to their parents.

Aly was one of several sexual abuse victims who had been abused since she was 15 years old. Entering girls’ hotel rooms and inappropriately touching them in their private parts in the name of ‘pressure point’ pain relief and massage.

Furthermore, he used to give the girls sleeping pills in flight, and the next thing they knew, they were in his hotel room, where he gave them “treatment.”

The Lawsuit Against USAG AND USOC

Raisman sued USAG and the USOC in 2018, alleging that they knew or should have known about the ongoing abuse. She charged the organizations responsible for the ongoing abuse.

Furthermore, she described the appalling conditions at USA Gymnastics’ training camp, Karolyi Ranch, as a neglected system, claiming that the showers lacked soap and the beds were covered in filthy, bug-infested bedding.

To back up her claim, the athlete’s trainer stated that coaches and staff frequently leave the facilities, leaving the girl in Nassar’s bed.

Likely, Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting over 300 athletes, and it’s hard to believe that USAG was unaware of the problem.

Nassar is to blame, but so are USAG and USOC, because if they had taken meaningful action when the initial accusation was made, many girls, including Aly, would not have been subjected to this abuse.

Relationship Status| Is she single?

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman once dated reality star and ex-NFL player Colton Underwood, and the two had a wonderful relationship.

Their relationship, however, ended abruptly, with Raisman starting the breakup and Underwood becoming numb from the pain. Here are specifics of what transpired between the two.

After Andrew East, a former teammate of Underwood’s introduced the two, they became friends. Soon after, in August 2016, Raisman consented to go on a double date with him.

About a month into their relationship, Underwood found himself confessing his feelings to Raisman, but the Olympic medalist was not yet ready to respond.

 

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Some FAQ’s

What does Aly Raisman do for a living?

Aly Raisman is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and retired American gymnast. She is currently employed as a program designer at Camp Woodward, a gymnastics camp.

Why did Aly Raisman decide to retire?

She announced her retirement from gymnastics on January 14, 2020, stating that she wanted to reflect on her fast-paced and whirlwind 10 years of life.

Whether or not she remains in the spotlight of gymnastics, she has undoubtedly left a warm spot in many people’s hearts and will be showered with love and support for the rest of her life.

Quick Facts

Full Name Alexandra Rose Raisman
Nickname Aly
Birthdate May 25, 1994
Birthplace Needham, Massachusettes, U.S
Residence  Needham, U.S
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Jewish
Horoscope Gemini
Age 28 Years Old
Father’s Name Rick Raisman
Mother’s Name Lynn Raisman
Sibling 3
Sibling’s Name Brett, Chloe, and Madison
Marital Status Unmarried
Education
  • Needham High School
  • Babson College
Profession Gymnast
Discipline Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Head Coach  Mihai Brestyan
Assistant Coach  Sylvia Brestyan
Choreographer Sylvia Brestyan
Height 5’2″ ( 157 cm)
Weight 52 kg
Build Athlete
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Retirement January 14, 2020
Awards & Achievements
  • Two time Olympian
  • Six-time Olympic Medalist
Net Worth  $4 million
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