Aly Raisman, together with Gabby Douglas, may make the Rio Olympics the venue for a partial reunion of London’s famed Fierce Five. Whether or not she makes the US Women’s gymnastics team, she has already picked up another gold medal this year — albeit in the Office Olympics.
Raisman managed to get eight rather un-sticky sticky notes to temporarily adhere to her face to claim the gold medal in Extra Mustard’s inaugural invitation-only Post-It Note Stick ‘Em event.
EYE ON RIO
In April, Raisman claimed gold in the floor exercise with a score of 15.100 (6.2, 8.900) at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships, and she appears to be in good shape for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials to be held in San Jose, California.
The competition schedule for the women’s Trials is: July 8, 5:30 p.m., and July 10, 5 p.m. PT. Both days of competition count equally, with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team and the replacement athletes — subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee — announced following the conclusion of competition on July 10.
Raisman’s performances continue to inspire the next generation of American gymnasts…
…like six-year-old Birkleigh Sensenig, who sent her idol a birthday greeting on Instagram…
…and Special Olympian Ana — who not only got to pose for a picture with Raisman, but also rocked a matching leotard.