Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman Talks Judaism And Gymnastics

10/20/2016 - 10:01

As captain of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team in the Rio and London Olympics, two-time Olympian Aly Raisman led her team to gold. She once performed a floor routine to “Hava Nagila,” and at the 2012 London games, fought for a moment of silence for the Israelis killed in the Munich Olympics. Last week, Raisman discussed her career at Manhattan’s Central Synagogue with NBC sportscaster Andrea Joyce, and then answered questions from some of the 1,400 people at the sold-out event.

Aly Raisman: I always made time [for Judaism] with training. ... [M]y coaches were always really respectful of it ... .

Jewish Fans Find Religious Way To Toast Aly Raisman’s Success

08/19/2016 - 10:25

(RNS) Dovid Green and his wife, Amy, are huge Aly Raisman fans. Orthodox Jews, they appreciate the pride the world-class gymnast takes in her Jewishness.

Aly Raisman competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in Rio de Janeiro. RNS

Aly Raisman Wins Third Medal At Rio Olympics

08/17/2016 - 10:16

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman won her third medal of the Rio Olympics on Tuesday — a silver in the floor exercise.

Aly Raisman celebrates winning a silver medal in the floor exercise at the Rio Olympic Arena. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Testing Their Medal

08/16/2016 - 17:37
Staff Writer

Two medals, three snubs.

That was the final tally for Israel’s Olympic team, as the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro enter their final days.

Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby, right, refuses to shake hands with Israeli Or Sasson after losing. JTA

Aly Raisman Wins Silver Medal In Gymnastics All-Around At Rio Olympics

08/12/2016 - 09:02

Aly Raisman won the Olympic silver medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around in Rio de Janeiro.

Aly Raisman posing for photographs after winning a silver medal in the all-around competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. JTA

Gymnast Aly Raisman One Of The Top Jewish Athletes To Watch In Rio

08/08/2016 - 11:46

Aly Raisman captured two gold medals and a bronze in gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. But it was her parents’ hilariously awkward reactions watching her compete, her choice of music for her individual floor exercise and her comments afterward that captured hearts.

Gymnast Aly Raisman poses for a portrait at the U.S. Olympic Committee media summit in Calif., on March 7, 2016. RNS

Jewish Athletes Reach Global Stage At Olympic Games

Gymnast Aly Raisman, set to compete in Rio, is part of a rich legacy of Jewish Olympians.

07/11/2016 - 16:16
Editorial Intern

Grandma is going back to the Olympics.

Aly Raisman competing in the floor exercise at the 2016 Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team Trials. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.

Aly Raisman, Munich 11’s David Berger to be Inducted Into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

08/28/2012 - 20:00

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.

Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., will be among eight inductees into the hall in Commack, N.Y., in April.

Also to be honored at the 21st annual induction ceremony is weighlifter David Berger, who was among the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Aly Raisman Headed For Israel

08/11/2012 - 20:00

Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Israel Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein for her and her family to make their first visit to Israel.

Raisman, who performs floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual gold medal in her floor exercise last week and a bronze on the balance beam after helping the U.S. women’s team take the gold.

Raising The Olympic Bar

08/06/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Alexandra “Aly” Raisman, who entered the London Olympics last week in the shadow of gymnastics teammates Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber, stepped into the sunlight this week.


A week after her performance in floor exercise sealed a team gold medal, and a few hours after she won an individual bronze medal in the uneven parallel bars on Tuesday, Raisman won gold in her specialty, floor exercise.

Aly Raisman on the gold medal platform Tuesday after winning the floor exercise competition. Getty Images
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