Name: Alexandra Rose Raisman
Nickname(s): Aly, Alex
Born: May 25, 1994
Father: Richard – former baseball and hockey player
Mother: Lynn – former high school gymnast
Siblings:Aly is the oldest of the four children – Brother – Brett, Sisters Chloe and Madison
Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts
Country Represented: United States
Discipline: WAG (Women’s Artistic Gymnastics)
Level: Senior International Elite
Gymnastics Status: Professional as of November 2011
Years on National Team: 2009 – Present
Weight: 115 pounds
Began Gymnastics: 1996 – in a Mommy and Me class and competed for Excel gymnastics until 2004
Current Gym: Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Gym Location: Burlington, Mass
Coaches: Mihai Brestyan, Sylvie Brestyan
Favorite Event: Floor Exercise
Teammate, Training Partner and Role Model: Alicia Sacramone – Raisman has trained alongside 2008 Olympian Alicia Sacramone at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics for years. Sacramone calls Raisman her “Mini-Me” and they have similar strengths – both are powerful on floor and vault, solid on beam, and weaker on bars. Raisman says she and Sacramone are almost like sisters. In 2010, Raisman did her Floor Exercise to music that Sacramone had previously used.
Goals(s): Make the 2012 London Olympic team and win the team gold for USA again
School: Needham High School until her junior year. She is doing her senior year online in order to train for the 2012 London Olympics, but she will still be able to graduate with her class
Favorite Subject: Science
College Plans: Aly plans to do collegiate gymnastics at the University of Florida because she likes the Gators’ coaches, gymnasts, and sunshine. She also has family who live in Florida.
Car: Land Rover LR2
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, Shopping, Sand Hot Yoga, Online Shopping
Awards: 10 World Championship medals, 2011 Pearl D. Mazor Outstanding Female Jewish High School Scholarâ€“Athlete of the Year Award given by the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 2012 – Inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Bringing Home the Gold: Aly Raisman on 2012
Vault: Double Twisting Yurchenko, Amanar (2&1/2 Twisting Yurchenko)
Alexandra Raisman 15.4 Amanar Vault – Jesolo 2012
Uneven Bars: Shaposhinikova into half pirouette to the low bar, Jaeger, full pirouette into Tkachev, double tuck dismount.
Alexandra Raisman – 14.45 Bars – Jesolo 2012
Balance Beam: Switch leap; back tucked somersault; round-off into 2 foot back layout somersault, switch leap with half turn, back piked somersault, front tuck somersault, back handspring into layout step=out, Johnson with half turn, full turn leg at horizontal, double arabian tucked dismount.
Alexandra Raisman – Tokyo World Championships – 15.066 Balance Beam
Floor and Tumbling: 1&1/2 twist to Arabian double front, punch front or Round-off 1&1/2 twist twist to Arabian double tuck, punch front layout, Arabian double pike and triple full
Aly Raisman – SUPERSTAR (2012 US Classic)
2012 – 2012 London Olympics – 1st Place Olympic Team Champion
2012 – 2012 London Olympics – 1st Place Olympic Floor Exercise Champion
2012 – 2012 London Olympics – 3rd Place Olympic Beam Bronze Medalist
2012 City of Jesolo World Cup – 1st Team, 2nd All-Around and Floor Exercise, 3rd Uneven Bars
2012 American Cup – 1st Vault and Floor Exercise, 2nd All Around, Uneven Bars and Balance Beam
2011 Tokyo World Championships – 1st Place Team (Raisman competed in 3 events – vault, balance beam and floor, qualified to the All-Around, Floor Exercise and beam Finals, 3rd Place Floor Exercise in Event Finals
2011 US Classic – 1st All-Around and Floor Exercise, 3rd Balance Beam This was her first meet competing her Amanar vault.
2011 Jacksonville World Cup – 3rd All-Around
2011 US Elite Nationals – 3rd All-Around, 3rd Floor Exercise, 6th Balance beam
2011 American Cup – 3rd All-Around
2011 City of Jesolo Championships – 1st Balance Beam and Floor Exercise, 3rd All-Around
2010 – First year competing as a Sr. Elite
2010 Rotterdam World Championships – 2nd Team, 4th Floor Exercise, 13th All-Around
2010 Worcester World Cup – 2nd Place All-Around
2010 Melbourne Pacific Rim Championships – 1st Place Team, 2nd All-Around, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise
2010 US Elite Nationals – 3rd ll-Around
2010 American Cup – 1st Vault, 2nd in the All-Around, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise
2010 US Elite National Championships in Hartford, Connecticut – 3rd All-Around, 3rd Balance Beam, 3rd Floor Exercise
2010 US Classic – 5th All-Around, 5th Balance Beam, 5th Floor Exercise
2010 City of Jesolo World Cup Championships – 1st Team, All-Around, Floor Exercise and Vault, 3rd Balance Beam
2009 Junior Pan American Championships in Aracaju, Brazil – 1st team; 3rd all-around; 1st vault; 1st floor
2009 US Elite Jr. National Championships – 2nd Balance Beam, 3rd All-Around, 5th Vault
2009 San Diego American Classic – 1st Vault, 4th Balance Beam, 6th Floor Exercise, 10th All-Around
2009 US Classic Junior Elite – 3rd on Floor Exercise, 12th All-Around
2008 Aly had a back injury at the beginning of the season.
2008 USAG Level 10 Massachusetts State Championships – 1st All-Around, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars, Floor Exercise
2008 USAG Level 10 Regional Championships -1st All-Around and Balance Beam.
2008 USAG Level 10 JO Nationals – 4th Floor Exercise, 7th Vault, 15th All-Around
2008 Metroplex Challenge – Qualified to Junior International Elite
2008 American Classic – 1st Vault, 6th Balance Bream and Floor Exercise, 10th All-Around
2008 US Classic- 3rd Floor Exercise
2008 US Elite National Championships – 2nd Balance Beam, 3rd All-Around
2008 Junior Pan Am Championships – 1st Vault and Floor Exercise, 3rd All-Around
Alexandra competed as a Level ten and junior pre-elite in 2007. She finished fourth all-around at States. Alex won beam. At Regionals, she finished third all-around and first on beam. At JO Nationals, she finished in the top fifteen! Alex also placed fourth on beam. At the US Challenge, Alex placed fourth overall. She won floor and finished second on beam.
2006 Began competing as a USAG Level 9
2006 Parkette Invite – 3rd All-Around
2006 Brestyan’s Invitational
2006 Little Bigger Invitational.
2006 USAG Level 9 Massachusetts State Championships – 1st All-Around, Uneven Bars and Balance Beam
2006 USAG Level 9 Regionals- 1st on Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise, 2nd All-Around.
2006 Eastern Nationals – 3rd All-Around, Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise
2006 Made Junior Pre-Elite
2005 US Elite Challenge – 2nd All-Around
2005 National Top Team
2005 Competed USAG Level 8
2005 Brestyan’s Invite – 2nd All-Around
2005 Vegas Vacation Event Finals – 1st Balance Beam
2005 USAG Level 8 Massachusetts State Championships – 1st on Balance Beam, 3rd All-Around 2005 2005 USAG Level 8 Regionals- 2nd All-Around!
2005 Competed as TOPS Pre-Elite at the US Challenge
2004 National Top B Camp Qualifier
2004 – Competed Level 6
2004 USAG Level 4 at the Massachusetts State Championships – 1st Floor Exercise, 2nd All-Around
2003 – Competed as a USAG Level 4 Massachusetts State Championships – 1st Vault and Floor Exercise, 3rd All-Around
2003 National Top B Camp Qualifier
Gymnweb.com Alexandra Raisman Photo Collection
Tumblr.com Alexandra Raisman Photos (and videos)
Alexandra Raisman Google Photos
The Alexandra Raisman Story – Part 1 and 2
Boston.com article Olympians Among Us
Quest for Gold: Aly Raisman
The documentary, “Quest for Gold” followed 2012 Olympic hopeful Aly Raisman on her journey toward the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It will be available in July. Check out the article and video trailer.
Gymnast’s Journey: Toddler Tumbler To Golden Girl
Catching up with Aly Raisman
An interview with Aly about a month before classics, talking about training camp.
Aly Raisman Social Media
This is a syndicated photo, which originally appeared at Gymnastics Gifs