Aly Raisman Biography

Aly Raisman is an American gymnast. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her life.

Aly Raisman
Quick Facts

Birthday: May 25, 1994

Nationality: American

Famous: Gymnasts American Women

Age: 25 Years, 25 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Alexandra Rose

Born in: Needham, Massachusetts, United States

Famous as: Gymnast

Height: 5'2" (157 cm), 5'2" Females

Family:

father: Rick Raisman

mother: Lynn Faber

siblings: Brett Raisman, Chloe Raisman, Madison Raisman

U.S. State: Massachusetts

More Facts

education: Needham High School

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Aly Raisman is an American gymnast who had been both a member and the captain of the 2012 ‘Fierce Five’, and 2016 ‘Final Five’ US Women's Olympic Gymnastics team. At the 2012 Olympics in London, she won gold medals in team and floor competitions, and bronze medal on the balance beam. This made her the first American gymnast at the Olympics to win the most medals. At the 2016 Olympics, she won a gold medal in the team event, which earned her and teammate Gabby Douglas the credit of been the first Americans to win back-to-back team golds. She also won silver medals in the individual all-around and for floor exercise. Between the two Olympics, she had taken a break from competitive gymnastics for three years. She was also a part of the gold-winning American teams at two World Championships. She began learning gymnastics at the age of two, and her favorite event is floor exercise. Aly supports the Uniting Against Lung Cancer organization in memory of her grandmother who died due to cancer. She plans to pursue a career in fashion and would like to expand her signature line of leotards and socks in future. She is writing a book titled ‘Fierce’ which will come out later this year.

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Aly Raisman
Childhood & Early Life
  • Alexandra Rose Raisman was born on May 25, 1994, in Massachusetts, to Lynn, who was a high school gymnast, and Rick Raisman. She has two younger sisters—Madison and Chloe, and a younger brother, Brett.
  • Aly started learning gymnastics when her mother put her in ‘mommy and me’ classes, at the age of two. The US women’s team, the ‘Magnificent Seven’, which won gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, initially inspired her love for this sport.
  • She was first trained at Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing. Next she moved to Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club.
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Career
  • In April 2009, Aly Raisman competed at the American Classic in San Diego, where she was placed tenth in all-around. In July, she competed at the US Classic in Iowa, and was placed 12th in all-around. In August, she competed at the National Championships in Dallas, and was placed third in all-around. In event finals, she was placed fifth on vault, and second on balance beam. In November, she competed at the Junior Pan American Championships in Brazil, and individually, was placed third in all-around and first on vault and floor.
  • In March 2010, she competed at the American Cup in Worcester, and was placed second in all-around. In May, she competed at the Pacific Rim Championships in Melbourne, and helped the American team win the gold medal. She was placed second in all-around, and in event finals, she was placed seventh on the bars, second on the balance beam, and on floor.
  • In July 2010, she competed at the US Classic in Chicago and was placed fifth. In August, she participated at the National Championships in Connecticut and was placed third in all-around. In the event finals, she was placed third on balance beam, and on floor. In October, she competed at the 2010 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam, and individually she was placed 13th in all-around and fourth in the floor.
  • In March 2011, Aly was placed third at the American Cup in Florida. In July, she won all-around at the US Classic in Chicago. In August, she competed at the National Championships in Minnesota, and was placed third in all-around. In event finals, she was placed sixth on balance beam and third on floor.
  • She then competed at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo. She was made the captain of the team when the current captain Sacramone was injured before the competition. Individually, she was placed fourth in all-around, and in the event finals, she was placed fourth on balance beam, and third on floor.
  • In November 2011, she decided to become a professional athlete, so she gave up her NCAA eligibility and a scholarship to the University of Florida, and signed with the Octagon sports management firm.
  • Aly Raisman completed her senior year through online classes as she was being trained for the Olympics. She graduated from Needham High School in 2012. She also started attending Babson College in Massachusetts the following year.
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  • In March 2012, she competed at the American Cup in New York City, and was placed second. In May, she competed at the US Classic in Chicago, and won all-around. In June, she competed at the National Championships in St. Louis, and was placed third in all-around, first on beam and floor. In July, she was placed third in all-around at the Olympic Trials in California, and first on balance beam and floor.
  • In July 2012, a documentary was made on her titled ‘Aly Raisman: Quest for Gold’.
  • She then competed at the 2012 Olympics in London which started in late July. Performing brilliantly, she helped the American team win the gold medal. Individually, she qualified for the second place in all-around. In the balance beam final, she won the bronze medal. In the floor final, she came first, and earned the credit of been the first American woman to win a gold medal on floor.
  • Following the 2012 Olympic Games, she took a break from competitive gymnastics and returned to competition to pursue her second Olympic berth. In 2014, she was named as a member of the US National Team.
  • In March 2015, Aly made her comeback to competition at the City of Jesolo Trophy where she received a gold medal with the US team, and individually won bronze medal in the all-around. In July, she competed at the US Classic, and was placed ninth on bars, second on beam, and fifth on floor. In August, she competed at the National Championships in Indianapolis and finished third. After the competition, she received an invitation to the World Championships selection camp in September.
  • In March 2016, at the City of Jesolo Trophy she finished sixth in all-around, first on floor, and third on beam. At the Pacific Rim Championships, she won gold with the US team, silver in all-around, and another silver on balance beam. Next, she won the US Classic in Hartford where she was placed first on vault and floor, and third on beam.
  • In June 2016, she competed at the National Championships, and finished second. After Olympic Trials she was named to the 2016 US Olympic women’s gymnastics team.
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  • At the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Aly and her team mates performed very well and easily qualified for the team final. Individually, Aly qualified second to the all-around final. She also qualified to floor exercise final, where she was the defending Olympic champion from the London Games.
  • Proceeding to the finals at various events at the Rio Olympics, she competed on vault, balance beam, and floor exercise to help win the gold medal for the US team, and defend the title she had earned with the ‘Fierce Five’ in 2012. In the floor final, she finished second. Overall, she won a total of six Olympic medals from the 2012 and 2016 Games. This made her the second most decorated American Olympic gymnast.
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Awards & Achievements
  • Aly Raisman has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. A six-time Olympic medalist, she helped her team win the team gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Individually, she won the gold medal for floor exercise at the 2012 Olympics and a silver medal in the same event at the 2016 games.
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Personal Life
  • Aly Raisman is currently dating Colton Underwood, a NFL player.
  • She recently joined UNICEF Kid Power as a brand ambassador.
  • Her first book ‘Fierce’ will come out on November 14, 2017.
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Trivia
  • This gymnast was one of the contestants on the reality TV competition ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 16, and finished fourth.
  • She loves to practice hot yoga.
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