London 2012: Aly Raisman Has Last Laugh for Uber-Talented US Olympic Gymnastics

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London 2012: Aly Raisman Has Last Laugh for Uber-Talented US Olympic Gymnastics
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Never underestimate the stubbornness of a teenager. That’s the message U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman sent the Olympic world this week.

Raisman was bumped from the medal stand, bruised when underscored; but this calm, cool, collected young woman refused to give in. She fought for her spot in history, and in the 11th hour came away victorious.

The U.S. team has confirmed the fledgling days displayed generations ago are over. No longer will there be only one standout member of Team USA. There will be a grip bag full.

Alexandra Raisman along with teammates Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney have rammed this point home.

Not the obvious pre-Olympic-hype starlet, let’s recap Raisman’s hurdles and triumphs up to and through the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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