These Videos Of Aly Raisman's Olympic Routines Will Make You Wish The Olympics Happened More Often
The women's gymnastics competition came to a rousing conclusion on Aug. 16, 2016, and what a competition it was. Records were shattered, stars were born, and Team USA gave a performance for the history books. Simone Biles became the first U.S. female gymnast to win four Olympic gold medals at one individual Olympic Games, and Aly Raisman, Team USA gymnastics captain, set her own record by becoming the second-most decorated American gymnast in Olympic history. And if you want to catch all of the performances made by the 22-year-old athlete, videos of Raisman's Olympic routines are thankfully available online.
Raisman made history back in 2012 when she became the first American woman to secure a gold in the floor routine, which she performed to the traditional Jewish song, "Hava Nagila." She dedicated that performance to the 11 Israeli Olympians murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics by Palestinian terrorists. And as captain of the "Final Five" team, she's been the subject of many more memorable — as well as meaningful — moments. As pointed out by USA Today, the two-time captain and five-time Olympic medalist has done so rather "quietly" under the shadow of other memorable performances by members from her own team.
According to TeamUSA.org, Raisman is now just behind Shannon Miller in the number of Olympic medals received by an American gymnast and is also the first American to win two consecutive medals in floor competitions. Furthermore, she made headlines with her near perfect floor and vault routine for the all-around team competition.
Team All-Around Floor
Raisman absolutely nailed it in the floor routine.
Team All-Around Vault
NBC dubbed the performance "the vault of her life," which scored a whopping 15.833 points.
Individual All-Around Floor
This excerpt is from her electrifying floor routine from the women's individual all-around, which she received a silver medal for. This was a beautifully emotional moment for the gymnast.
Individual All-Around Uneven Bars
Raisman's uneven bars performance for the women's individual all-around, paired with Raisman's parents' painful but relatable reaction to their daughter's routine, can be viewed via this NBC link.
Individual All-Around Beam
In this event, the gymnast scored an impressive 14.866.
Individual All-Around Vault
In this routine, Raisman performed the Amanar vault, which led to one of her highest scores yet.
Floor Apparatus Final
In her last event of the Olympics, the gymnast won a silver medal, making it especially memorable. Her teammate, Simone Biles, took the gold.