59 Facts About Aly Raisman


Alexandra Rose Raisman was born on May 25,1994 and is a retired American artistic gymnast and two-time Olympian.


Aly Raisman was captain of both the 2012 "Fierce Five" and 2016 "Final Five" US women's Olympic gymnastics teams, which won their respective team competitions.


Aly Raisman won silver medals in the individual all-around and for floor exercise.


Aly Raisman is the third-most decorated American gymnast in Olympic history behind Shannon Miller and Simone Biles, with six Olympic medals.


Aly Raisman was a member of the gold-winning American teams at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships, and the world bronze medalist on floor exercise in 2011.


Aly Raisman is a two-time national champion on floor exercise, the 2012 national champion on balance beam, and a five-time medalist in the all-around at the national championships.


Aly Raisman was born on May 25,1994, in the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts, to Lynn, a former high school gymnast, and Rick Aly Raisman.


Aly Raisman has three younger siblings: Brett, Chloe, and Madison.


Aly Raisman trained at Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing through Level 8, when she moved to Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club under coaches Mihai and Silvia Brestyan.


Aly Raisman graduated from Needham High School in 2012, after completing her senior year via online classes while training for the Olympics.


Aly Raisman placed third in the all-around with a two-day combined score of 112.600.


Aly Raisman placed second with an all-around score of 58.900.


Aly Raisman helped the American team win the gold medal and placed second in the all-around competition with a score of 58.250.


Aly Raisman contributed scores of 15.066 on vault, 14.333 on balance beam, and 14.500 on floor toward the American team's second-place finish.


In October, Aly Raisman competed at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.


Aly Raisman became team captain when Sacramone was injured before the competition.


Aly Raisman placed third in the all-around with a two-day combined score of 120.950, and finished first on beam and floor.


Aly Raisman goes out there and doesn't act like she's bothered by anything.


Aly Raisman knows she's trained, she knows she's ready, and she doesn't put any extra pressure on herself.


Aly Raisman placed first on balance beam and floor.


Aly Raisman was the oldest at 18 and named captain of the team.


Aly Raisman was filmed for nine months, from the 2011 World Championships until the Olympic Trials.


Aly Raisman helped the American team qualify in first place to the team final, and qualified in second place to the individual all-around with a score of 60.391, fifth to the beam final with a score of 15.100, and first to the floor final with a score of 15.325.


Aly Raisman initially scored 14.966, but after Karolyi requested a video review, the judges re-evaluated and granted Raisman's routine an extra tenth in difficulty.


Aly Raisman performed to the tune of "Hava Nagila" and dedicated her floor routine to the 11 Israeli Olympians who were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.


In September 2012, Aly Raisman was injured during the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions in Ontario, California.


Aly Raisman fell while performing a Maloney on the uneven bars and landed off the mats, bruising her knees.


Aly Raisman was given the honor of igniting the 2013 Maccabiah Games flame in Jerusalem.


Aly Raisman attended Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts in 2013 before returning to her professional career.


In 2014, Aly Raisman returned to gymnastics at the October national training camp, her first since the Olympics.


Longtime coach Mihai Brestyan had Aly Raisman do a year of conditioning before allowed her to return to the apparatus.


Aly Raisman performed her Amanar vault for the first time since 2012 and scored a 15.400.


Aly Raisman placed ninth on bars, second on beam, and fifth on floor, where she fell during a new, difficult routine and scored 14.350.


Aly Raisman finished fifth in the all-around with a total score of 59.050.


Aly Raisman fell on balance beam on Night 1, scoring a low 13.750, but went on to post the highest floor exercise score of the night, 15.550.


Aly Raisman started the year at the 2016 City of Jesolo Trophy in March, and finished sixth in the all-around.


Aly Raisman finished first on floor with a score of 15.050, beating teammate Ragan Smith by half a point.


Aly Raisman finished third on beam with a score of 14.750, behind Smith and Laurie Hernandez.


At the Pacific Rim Championships, Aly Raisman won gold with the US team, contributing a 15.200 on vault, 14.800 on beam, and 15.600 on floor.


Aly Raisman then won the silver medal in the all-around, behind Biles, with a score of 59.900.


Aly Raisman won a second silver medal on the balance beam, behind Smith, and gold on floor.


Aly Raisman then won the US Classic in Hartford with a score of 59.250.


Aly Raisman placed first on vault and floor ; third on beam, behind Biles and Alyssa Baumann; and scored a 13.050 on uneven bars, finishing seventeenth on that event.


Aly Raisman scored 60.450 on the first night and 60.650 on the second, finishing in second place behind Biles.


Aly Raisman placed second on beam and floor behind Biles, and twelfth on bars.


Aly Raisman placed second on floor, third on vault and beam, and eleventh on bars.


Aly Raisman was again the oldest and named captain of the team.


Aly Raisman posted one of the highest beam scores in qualification, an event she was the defending Olympic bronze medalist, but due to the two-per-country rule was bumped from event finals by her teammates Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez.


Aly Raisman was most noted for bursting into tears after the completion of her floor routine in the final rotation, having avenged the heartbreak of losing an all-around medal via a tiebreak four years earlier.


Aly Raisman received praise for her dignity and maturity as well as for her performances, which had improved from 2012.


On January 19,2018, Aly Raisman was one of several victims that read impact statements at Nassar's sentencing.


On February 28,2018, Aly Raisman filed a lawsuit against USA Gymnastics and the USOC, claiming both organizations "knew or should have known" about the ongoing abuse.


On May 30,2018, Aly Raisman appeared in the Maroon 5 music video "Girls Like You" featuring Cardi B, wearing a T-shirt with the words "Always Speak Your Truth".


Aly Raisman was a contestant on season 16 of Dancing With the Stars and finished in fourth place with two-time champion Mark Ballas.


Aly Raisman was credited as "Alexandra Raisman" during the competition.


Aly Raisman made an appearance with the rest of the Fierce Five during the previous season of DWTS, when she appeared during a freestyle dance with 2008 Olympic gold medal winner Shawn Johnson and Johnson's partner that season, Derek Hough.


Aly Raisman participated in the 2018 edition to show empowerment for women following the Nassar abuse scandal.


In November 2017, Aly Raisman released her memoir book Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything.


In November 2019, Aly Raisman had a cameo in the Charlie's Angels reboot film, written and directed by Elizabeth Banks.