Aly Raisman Is Focused On Gold

by Rachel Simon

While it's always great to see incredible athletes show off their skills at the Olympics, it's even better when you know that they have fulfilling personal lives, too. After all, these people are not just talented competitors vying for gold models — they're also human beings, all of whom deserve to have happy and healthy lives off the court/mat/etc. So it's truly nice to see that the U.S. women's gymnastics team all seem to have great relationships with their family, friends, and, in some cases, significant others. Although it's unclear if Aly Raisman is dating anyone at the moment, past reports about her relationships point to a possible romance with a high school sweetheart.

According to, Raisman, the 22-year-old captain of the U.S. women's gymnastics team, has been linked to Jamie McGill, who attended the same Massachusetts high school that she did. The site reported that Raisman and McGill apparently attended prom together, and have attended events such as the Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globes Party. If the duo truly were (and still are) dating, they seem like a good fit; like Raisman, McGill is an athlete, having played both lacrosse and golf during high school and college.

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Yet there's no confirmation that the duo ever dated officially or are currently together. Raisman hasn't posted about any romantic interest on her social media pages, and there's no sign that she brought anyone along to Rio with her. If she is truly single, it makes perfect sense. Being an Olympic athlete is as time-consuming as it gets, and Raisman and is probably far too busy focusing on her time in Rio to even think about romance. In 2015, she wrote an essay for Cosmopolitan all about what it's like to be an Olympian, saying that athletes' crazy schedules make dating pretty hard. "You definitely won't have time for dating," wrote Raisman. "You'll spend what little free time you have with your friends and family, and that's fine. You'll have plenty of time for a boyfriend after the Olympics!"

It's good to see that Raisman has her priorities in check as she attempts to win Gold in Rio.