Wednesday, May 22, 2013
How did Aly fare in the series finale?
Spoiler Alert: If you are not ready for the results, do not read below.
Needham's Olympic Gold Medalist was unfortunately knocked out before she could bring home the gold in ABC's dancing contest. All of the stars returned for last night's grand finale, as did guest stars PSY, Pitbull and Wynonna. The crowd fell silent as the results were announced: Aly Raisman was the first star to be sent home, putting the couple in fourth place. "This has been the best experience of my life," the Olympian said as she was eliminated. The crowd cheered wildly at her farewell. Host Tom Bergeron told her that she had made a real impression on the program and its fans. Partner Mark Ballas called her "the best partner I've had in my life." The team was sent off with hugs from the remaining competitors. With Aly eliminated …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Raisman performs on Dancing With the Stars tonight, with professional dancer Mark Ballas. Get to know him a bit better.
Aly Raisman is back on "Dancing With the Stars tonight," and seems to be doing well so far. She scored 21 points her first week, with 7 points from each of the three judges. This puts her in a three-way tie for second, along with Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough, and Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus. These teams are behind that of Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy who scored 24. Raisman, a Needham native, trained for the Olympics Gymnastics Team at the Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club in Burlington. She won two gold medals and a bronze medal for the U.S. Women’s Olympics at the 2012 London Games. The team of Alexandra and Mark will be training for the quickstep this week, along with three other teams. Last week, they performed the…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Along with Kayla Harrison, two Mass. Olympians are named this year's Boston.com Bostonians of the Year. Aly's mom also had her 15 Minutes of Fame, according to Time.
Aly Raisman is among the most famous Needham residents, and is getting a shout-out from Boston.com as well. The Gold-medal winning Olympic gymnast tranied at the Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club in Burlington. Their year in review piece from earlier today names her and fellow Olympian Kayla Harrison as Bostonians of the Year, along with a review of her performance at the TD Garden earlier in the year. From the piece, "The crowd of 16,000 bathes Gabby Douglas and the other golden girls in warm cheer, but saves their screams for the 18-year-old pride of Needham." Picking up a gold medal in Gymnastics, the team captain was given a welcome home worthy of an Olympian after the London 2012 Olympics, complete with parade and an Aly Rally. …