COMMACK, N.Y., April 21, 2013 – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Commack, N.Y.
Raisman, captain on The Fierce Five, helped lead Team USA to its first Olympic team gold medal since 1996 and the first-ever outside the United States. She also became the first U.S. woman to win the floor exercise gold and joins Gabrielle Douglas and Shannon Miller as the only U.S. female gymnasts to win two gold medals in the same Olympics. Raisman also won the bronze medal on the balance beam and tied for third in the all-around, finishing fourth after a tiebreak.
Over the years, inductees to The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame have included executive Marvin Miller, broadcasters Marv Albert, Mel Allen, Howard Cosell, Marty Glickman, Sam Rosen, Dick Schaap and Warner Wolf, baseball’s Sandy Koufax, Art Shamsky and Ron Blomberg, soccer’s Shep Messing, swimming’s Mark Spitz and basketball’s Red Auerbach.
2013 Inductees to the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame:
- David Berger – Weightlifter
- Andrew Bernstein – Photographer
- Richard Bernstein – Disabled Runner
- Steve Bilsky – Basketball
- Bruce Cohen – Lacrosse
- Randy Grossman – Football
- Aly Raisman – Gymnastics
- Marilyn Ramenofsky – Swimming
- Garrett Weber Gale – Swimming