Friday, December 21, 2012
Along with Kayla Harrison, two Mass. Olympians are named this year's Boston.com Bostonians of the Year. Aly's mom also had her 15 Minutes of Fame, according to Time.
Aly Raisman is among the most famous Needham residents, and is getting a shout-out from Boston.com as well. Their year in review piece from earlier today names her and fellow Olympian Kayla Harrison as Bostonians of the Year, along with a review of her performance at the TD Garden earlier in the year. From the piece, "The crowd of 16,000 bathes Gabby Douglas and the other golden girls in warm cheer, but saves their screams for the 18-year-old pride of Needham." Picking up a gold medal in Gymnastics, the team captain was given a welcome home worthy of an Olympian after the London 2012 Olympics, complete with parade and an Aly Rally. In April, she will also be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Harrison, a Marblehead …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tickets are available now for the Boston stop of Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions 2012.
Aly Raisman is coming back to the Boston area, and Needham residents can now buy tickets to see her perform. Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions 2012 will be at Boston’s TD Garden on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. Raisman, a Needham native, is scheduled to perform along with other members of her Olympic team, including gymnasts Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. According to a description of the event on TD Garden’s website: “Tour of Gymnastics Champions is a national tour featuring Team USA’s top performing gymnasts following the 2012 Olympic Games in London. 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin will lead an impressive cast that will include members of the men's and women's 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Comcast SportsNet New England followed the local gymnast as she competed in the Olympics and returned home.
The quest is over, and now that she's grabbed the gold, Needham's Aly Raisman will be back in the spotlight in a follow-up video feature on Comcast SportsNet New England. Rasiman, who won two gold medals and one bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, is the subject of a new 30-minute documentary, "Aly Raisman: Bringing Home Gold," to debut Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The documentary will air on Channel 52 for Needham Comcast subscribers (Channel 852 in high-definition). Sponsored by Poland Spring, the new documentary is a follow-up to Comcast SportsNet New England's previous feature, a two-hour special that aired in three installments prior to the London Games. "Aly Raisman: Quest for Gold" showed Raisman preparing for the U.S. Olympic…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The local Olympian tweeted to her followers today that is she is healing after some needed rest.
Needham Olympian Aly Raisman is recovering well after suffering bruised knees during a fall while on tour in California this past weekend. According to the Boston Globe, the Olympian fell off the uneven bars and landed on a concrete floor, injuring her knees, during a performance during the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastic Champions on Sunday, Sept. 9. However, Raisman said she is feeling better and is ready for the next show. On Monday she tweeted from her official Twitter account: "THANK YOU so much for all the kind words & support. I'm so thankful that I am OK, just some bruising on my knees and the rest of my legs!" The Olympic gold medalist followed that tweet with an updated post this afternoon: "Finally got a full nights sleep last …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Olympic gymnast from Needham reportedly fell from the uneven bars during a weekend performance.
Needham Olympian Aly Raisman and teammate McKayla Maroney were injured after they fell from the uneven bars while performing in the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions in California over the weekend, WCVB reports. Raisman fell onto her stomach during her routine on the uneven bars, according to WCVB, but was able to walk out of the arena. But Maroney, who reportedly fell while she was trying to land a dismount during her uneven bars routine, had to be carried from the room by medics. Neither of the two gymnasts were featured in the show's finale, according to WCVB. The WCVB report also stated that a source had confirmed that Raisman was OK and was in San Diego. The 40-city tour is expected to continue as planned, and includes a stop in …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Needham native, who got her gymnastics start in Newton, will be inducted into the hall of fame this April.
The accolades and honors keep rolling in for Aly Raisman. The Olympic gold medalist, who got her gymnastics start in Newton, will be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in April 2013, Boston.com reported this afternoon. Raisman, a Needham native, attends Temple Beth Avodah in Newton Centre. The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, which is located in Commack, NY, honors distinguished Jewish athletes as a way "to foster Jewish identity through athletics", according to the organization's website. As a member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Raisman will get a "locker" in the museum filled memorabilia, awards and photos, Boston.com reported. The ceremony will be held April 13, 2013. Raisman earned gold medals in the women's …
Signs posted on the Needham and Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail lines congratulate two area Olympians.
Trains traveling through Needham this week will be carrying a special message for local Olympian Aly Raisman. The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company on Tuesday unveiled a banner congratulating Raisman on her two gold and one bronze medal earned in the 2012 Olympics. The banner will hang on a special coach in the MBTA's commuter rail fleet and will travel on the Needham line, according to a press release sent out by the MBTA. Another coach, which will travel the Newburyport/Rockport line, congratulates Olympian Kayla Harrison, a Marblehead resident who was the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo, according to the press release. Both coaches will display the banners for about one week.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Olympic gymnast dined with friends and family at Blue on Highland on Sunday, following the town parade and rally in her honor.
After being celebrated by her hometown with a parade and rally at Memorial Park on Sunday, Aug. 26, Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman sat down to dinner with family and friends at a Needham restaurant, Blue on Highland. "A Needham resident and regular customer of Blue on Highland, Raisman was presented with a lifetime supply of her favorite dishes—tuna poke and salmon—by Blue on Highland owner Catherine Walkey," according to a press release from the restaurant sent out Monday morning. Check out these photos and video from Sunday's celebration and read more about the gold medal gymnast on her Patch page.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Needham will celebrate its local Olympian with a series of events.
Needham will celebrate hometown Olympian Aly Raisman with a parade and rally today from 2-4 p.m. The parade will begin at Needham Town Hall and will run along Chapel Street to Highland Avenue, concluding at Memorial Park. The rally will begin after the parade at Memorial Park and will feature music, performances, presentations and light refreshments. The celebration will honor Needham resident Aly Raisman, who won two gold medals and a bronze medal in the women's gymnastics competitions at the 2012 Olympics in London. The community is encouraged to join the parade with signs and cheers and to attend the free rally afterward. Parking is available in the Needham High School lots (enter from Webster Street) or other public lots in the area. …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Olympic gold medalist took a few moments to chat with Patch.
Aly Raisman acts as if she was always prepared. Not for the gymnastics routines for which she earned two gold medals — one team, one individual — but for the throng of media, sponsorship opportunities and the world’s spotlight following her winning performances in London. The captain of the U.S. gold-medal winning gymnastics team took some time to talk to Needham Patch at the public announcement of her relationship with Poland Spring Tuesday morning at Needham Town Hall. And while the 2012 Olympics are in the rearview mirror, the 18-year-old Needham High School grad with ties to Newton now finds herself preparing for a new life as a household name. Patch: I saw you were introduced at last night’s New England Patriots [preseason home opener…