Will American gymnast Aly Raisman be lucky this time and win Olympic gold in Olympic Floor exercise? She missed the bronze in all around by a whisker. Another American Gabby Douglas won the gold medal in the all-around and Raisman tied for the third spot that should have got her bronze medal, but some archaic Olympic law gave the Olympic bronze medal to the Russian gymnast.
But the captain of American women gymnastics team is all set to compete for gold in one more competition in London Olympics. And to be true it is her very strong area where we can be almost sure of her getting the gold that has eluded her so far.
Aly Raisman, all of18-year-old from the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts is among the best gymnasts in the world today. It is just that she hasn’t been able to win an individual gold medal, though she and her team won the gold medal in team competition. Raisman is Jewish. Among her many accomplishments — which include three medals at least year’s world championships — is being named 2011′s Pearl D. Mazor Outstanding Female Jewish High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an honor given out by America’s National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
But the competition is going to be tough as in floor exercise she will be pitted against some best athlete around the world, and more importantly from Romania. But as they failed to do the magic in team finals, we are hoping that Aly Raisman will be able to outperform them and win the gold.
A report while talking about her and her fascinating smile says, “If Gabby Douglas brings the mega-watt smile to London and Jordyn Wieber packs the hype, Raisman will be the girl with the proverbial lunch pail, the worker who shows up and, in the words of U.S. team coach Marta Karolyi, “does her job”. She is all set to conquer and win the medal for her and for nation.