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77: Aly Raisman

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Miss Aly Raisman, the most decorated American in London and the Olympic champ on floor.

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This Week's Interview

She used to be called “my mini-me” by Alicia Sacramone and then she became one of the most consistent gymnasts in the United States. She clinched team gold for the Fierce Five  in London with a clutch performance on floor. That routine featured some of her trademark INSANE tumbling. She’s back in the gym and ready to return to competition later this year.  We discuss:

  • If she’s still on track to be back for Classics in Chicago.
  • Bars, bars and bars, yes, she talks about her love/hate relationship with bars.
  • Her advice about handling pressure )because she’s so freakin’ good at it!)
  • Crazy skills she’s been working on. Kenzo look out!
  • What helped her improve her flexibility and toe point last year.
  • What happened with Jordyn in the training room when Aly advanced to all-around finals without her.
  • How her relationship with coaches Mihai and Silvia Brestyan has changed since the Olympics.
  • Her thoughts on the Chinese age controversy in Antwerp.
  • How she deals with fear, even when Miahi calls her a chicken!

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8 years ago

Wonderful interview! I love how you asked the touchy questions without pressuring her to say things she wasn’t comfortable with. I can’t wait to see Aly back in competition!

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