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 …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Gymnast Aly Raisman and soccer star Kristine Lilly will speak at separate panels at the annual event, held this year in Arizona.
Two Needham residents and celebrated athletes—Aly Raisman and Kristine Lilly—will be featured at ESPN’s Women + Sports Summit this week. Raisman, a gymnast who recently earned accolades for her performance in the 2012 London Olympics, will be part of ESPN’s “Voices of the Future” panel, which will air via Livestream on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at www.espnW.com/Summit. Meanwhile, Lilly, who won the Olympic gold medal for women’s soccer in 1996 and 2004, will be featured in a panel titled, “World-Class Athletes: the Ultimate Multi-Taskers,” on Tuesday, Oct. 2. That panel also will be shown online. “The Summit serves as an opportunity for sports leaders, innovators and athletes to collaborate on the growing importance of women in sports,” ESPN …
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 …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Olympic gold medal winner will be at the Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club at 11 a.m. for a Welcome Home Rally.
American gymnast and Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman is scheduled to be at a Welcome Home rally at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club, 13 Ray Ave., Thursday at about 11 a.m. Raisman won two gold medals and a bronze medal for U.S. Women’s Olympics at the 2012 London Games. Raisman, 18, of Needham, returned to the United States on Monday, Aug. 13, announcing her arrival on her Twitter account, with the post: “HELLO AMERICA." Now, according to the gymnastics club, she will be returning to where she trained to win the gold and become a local hero. The rally, which will be emceed by Jack Ferren, will take place in the parking lot of the gymnastics club. Needham Patch will be there and will bring you coverage and pictures of the event.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The recent Needham High School graduate earned a spot on the USA Women's Gymnasticse Team over the weekend and will be headed to London this summer.
Needham gymnast Aly Raisman is heading to London. The 18-year-old athlete and recent Needham High School graduate earned a spot on the USA Women's Gymnastics Team over the weekend during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. Raisman was third in the overall standings at the Trials, with a final score of 120.950. Raisman, who trains at Brestyan's American Gymnastics in Burlington, is one of five women who made the Olympic team. In the top spot was Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, VA, followed by McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, CA. Following Raisman in the fourth and fifth spots respectively were Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, CA and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, MI. Raisman is also the subject of a new documentary that is set to air next week on Comcast …