Aly Raisman


Tribune News Service

OLYMPIAN. Raisman competes on floor during the Rio Olympics. She won a silver medal for this event. Raisman is inspiring all women involved in the ‘me too’ movement.

Aly Raisman is an American two time winning Olympian. She has won six Olympic medals from her time competing as a part of the Fierce Five team in 2012 and Final Five team in 2016.
Before her success as a gymnast, she was just a regular kid whose mom enrolled her in gymnastics. Later on, she proved that was able to make gymnastics her career. She began competing on an elite level, and finally was a part of the silver medal winning team at the World Championships.
Raisman made the US Olympic gymnastic team in 2012. “There’s nothing better than going out there and seeing US on your leotard.” SHe also told ESPN that, “I am so honored and so excited to represent my country. It means the world to me”
Raisman competed in the London Olympics, winning three medals: a bronze on the balance beam and golds in floor and team competition
She then competed in Rio, winning a gold medal in team competition, and silver medals in individual all around and on floor.
Recently, Raisman has been a voice for women, speaking out about her sexual abuse experience from former USA Women Olympic Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar.
On Nov, 10 2017, Raisman alleged the abuse, about one month later, Raisman spoke at Nassar’s trial, stating “You know what Larry? I have power and voice. All these brave women have a voice and we will use our voices to make sure you get what you deserve.”
Raisman is using her experiences to speak out and stand up what she believes in, making a change and helping the ‘me too’ movement