U.S. Gymnast Aly Raisman’s Parents React To Routine [VIDEO]
One of the better moments of the Olympics occurred last night as gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents were living and dying with every move of their daughter’s routine.
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Aly Raisman qualified for the all-around finals for women’s gymnastics on Sunday. Her parents were twisting and turning throughout Raisman’s floor exercise routine. They looked like me when I occasionally hear our own Bruce Jacobs say something about the WNBA or make a comment that I know will induce an avalanche of emails from listeners. I loved the reaction by Raisman’s parents. It was obvious how much they care about their daughter.
By qualifying for the all-around finals, Raisman knocked out fellow-American and reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber. Only two gymnasts are allowed to represent their country in the all-around finals. Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas are the two Americans who will represent the U.S.
Jordyn Wieber was noticeably upset after getting knocked out by Aly Raisman. I have zero problem with Wieber’s emotional reaction. Wieber has worked countless hours to represent her country in the all-around finals. Her goal was to win a gold medal. Shedding a few tears doesn’t make her a bad teammate or an emotional wreck. It makes her human. It’s totally understandable.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.