Gym Gab is excited to present a five-day series featuring each member of the Fierce Five. Today we take a look at Aly Riasman and why she was so important on the U.S. team in 2012, as well as where she is now.
Find other Fierce Five member’s “then and now” links below.
Aly Raisman Then
Aly Raisman Now
The 18-year-old permitted herself a much needed hiatus from the sport following the London Games, pursuing her interests in fashion and travel for a year. But after attending the 2013 U.S. and World Championships as an honored guest, Aly Raisman decided she wasn’t ready to hang up her grips yet and returned to serious training with Brestyan. Although working toward the goal of Rio 2016, don’t look for her to be back in competition before next year. Aly Raisman knows the importance of making a good impression on National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, and doesn’t want to rush her return. “I have pretty much all of my skills back on beam, and am slowly getting back my tumbling on floor,” Raisman wrote recently on her ESPNw blog. “There are also some new skills I’m hoping to add, but I don’t want to give them away just yet.” Raisman has shown that she’s still capable of big gymnastics, however, posting a very impressive tumbling line done in training recently and is attending this month’s National Team Training Camp at the Karolyi Ranch.