Aly Raisman

Birthdate: 5/25/1994
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Needham, MA
Club: Brestyan's American Gymnastics
Head Coach: Mihai Brestyan

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Career Highlights

  • Advanced to the finals and finished fourth on the 16th season (spring 2013) of Dancing with the Stars
  • 2012 Olympic team and floor exercise gold medalist and balance beam bronze medalist
  • Most decorated American gymnast at the 2012 Games, winning three medals
  • Finished tied for third in the 2012 Olympic all-around final, but missed out on the bronze due to the tiebreaker
  • 2012 U.S. balance beam and floor exercise champion, and all-around bronze medalist
  • 2011 World Championships team gold medalist and floor exercise bronze medalist
  • 2010 World Championships Team silver medalist
  • 2011 CoverGirl Classic all-around, vault (tie) and floor exercise champion

Personal Information

Nickname: Aly
Hometown: Needham, MA
Twitter: @Aly_Raisman
Facebook: Facebook.com/AlyRaisman

Name of High School: Needham High School
Year you began gymnastics: 1996
Favorite Event: Floor
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I got involved when I was two years old when my mom put me in mommy and me classes, I always had a lot of energy so it was the perfect fit! I have always loved it ever since!
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I love performing and that gymnastics never gets boring, there is always something that needs to be fixed or improved!
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To make the 2012 Olympic Team
Names of parents/guardians: Lynn and Rick


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: English
Hobbies or favorite activities: Shopping, spending time with family & friends, hot yoga
Favorite music: Hip Hop, R&B
Favorite book(s): The Pact
Favorite TV show(s): Pretty little liars, The Ringer, and Dance moms
Favorite Food: Watermelon, yogurt
Charity Involvement: Special Olympics

National Competition Results

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-BB, FX; 3rd-AA; 8th-UB(T)
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 1st-BB, FX; 3rd-AA
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-AA, BB(T), FX; 2nd-VT; 6th-UB(T)
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 3rd-AA, FX; 6th-BB
2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-AA, VT(T), FX; 3rd-BB
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 3rd-AA, BB, FX
2010 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 5th-AA, BB, FX
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA; 5th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 3rd-FX; 8th-BB (Jr. Div.)
2009 American Classic, San Diego, Calif. - 1st-VT; 4th-BB(T); 6th-FX; 10th-AA (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results

2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 1st-Team, FX; 3rd-BB; 4th-AA
2012 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team; 2nd-AA, FX; 3rd-UB; 4th-VT; 6th-BB
2012 AT&T American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 2nd-AA
2011 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan - 1st-Team; 3rd-FX; 4th-AA, BB
2011 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team, BB, FX(T); 3rd-AA, VT
2011 AT&T American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. - 3rd-AA
2010 World Championships, Rotterdam, Netherlands - 2nd-Team; 4th-FX
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, Melbourne, Australia - 1st-Team; 2nd-AA, BB, FX; 7th-UB
2010 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team, AA
2010 Tyson American Cup, Worcester, Mass. - 2nd-AA
2009 Junior Pan American Championships, Aracaju, Brazil - 1st-Team, VT, FX; 3rd-AA