‘Grandma’ Aly Raisman shows her love for the retiring David Ortiz

We already know how the “grandma” of elite American gymnasts, Needham native Aly Raisman, feels about her own expiration date, but now she’s showing age-defying love for another legendary Bay Stater. Raisman posted an Instagram on Tuesday sporting a shirt with the words “Retired Not Expired 2016,” in support of the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. In the caption...
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Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns

Thousands of people have turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns after they won medals at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They were on the gold-medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team and also won individual medals. In the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts, a ''Rally for Aly'' was held for 22-year-old Raisman. She...
Via Associated Press
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman’s Hometown Honors USA Olympic Gymnast With ‘Rally For Aly’

For Aly Raisman, there’s no place like home. The USA gymnast received a hero’s welcome Saturday in her hometown of Needham, Mass., following her succesful journey to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Needham proclaimed Saturday “Aly Raisman Day” and held a rally on the town common to celebrate Raisman, who returned as the second-most decorated US gymnast of all time....
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman throws out first pitch at Red Sox game

Aly Raisman brought the three medals she won at the Olympics in Rio to Fenway Park on Friday night to throw out the first pitch of the game. Raisman is from Needham, Mass., so it made sense that she would open the team’s game against the Royals. She had some fun with it, taking her medals and hanging them around David Ortiz’s neck. She bounced the pitch, but that’s OK, because...
Via The Sports Daily
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Big Papi holds Aly Raisman's medals during her first pitch

So this is now something of a trend, and it’s a good one. After Katie Ledecky handed off her collection of medals to Bryce Harper earlier this week, and then threw a strike. Tonight, it was Boston-area native Aly Raisman’s turn at Fenway, and she didn’t disappoint, transferring her medals to David Ortiz before throwing her own first pitch. Ortiz had the proper reaction,...
Via The Comeback
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders' Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never anticipated the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a video asking the Olympic gold medalist out on a date. ''I was just asking a girl on a date and it sort of turned into something much bigger,'' Underwood said Tuesday. ''She did a great job and her whole team did of representing...
Via Associated Press
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Simone Biles wins fourth gold medal with floor exercise win

Simone Biles struck gold for the fourth time on Tuesday afternoon, winning the women's individual floor exercise event at the Rio Olympics.A day after finishing bronze in the balance beam, Biles scored a whopping 15.966 score for her floor routine, which was stacked with difficulty and high-flying tumbling passes. The 19-year-old has four golds and a bronze for this Olympics...
Via FOX Sports
August 16, 2016

US gymnastics team to unveil nickname on Tuesday

Led by two-time London Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, the 2016 U.S. gymnastics team is a heavy favorite to dominate in Rio. In the past, dominant U.S. gymnastics teams have had clever nicknames associated with them. So what about this one? Raisman, Douglas, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest before the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Teammates tease Aly Raisman with funny nickname

Aly Raisman is the elder statesman of the US women’s gymnastics team. And that’s saying a lot, considering she’s only 22 years old. The rest of the team is anywhere from 16-20. Gabby Douglas is 20, Madison Kocian and Simone Biles are 19, while Laurie Hernandez is the youngest at 16. The young ages of the members of the Olympic team are not too surprising given how taxing gymnastics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Aly Raisman earns her spot on US Olympic gymnastics team

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) As the red, white and blue confetti fell inside the SAP Center on Sunday night, Aly Raisman reached out her right hand and called for her fellow new U.S. Olympians to join in on a quick team cheer. At 22, they call Raisman ''Grandma.'' And this determined, ultra-focused grandmother gymnast will be leading the Americans into another Olympics with all the kids...
Via Associated Press
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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