Shalom Life | October 30, 2014

Aly Raisman Does it Again

Jewish gymnast wins gold in women’s floor exercise on day 11

By: Leonard Carl

Published: August 7th, 2012 in News » World

Aly Raisman Does it Again

Just an hour after being awarded a bronze medal in the balance beam at the London Olympics today, Jewish American gymnast Aly Raisman captured an Olympic gold in the women's individual floor exercise at North Greenwich Arena.

Raisman, who earlier in competition gained plenty of media buzz by performing her floor exercise to the tune Hava Nagila, performed an almost perfect floor routine on this, Day 11 of the Olympics, pulling off several impressive and dazzling spinning moves, bringing members of the sold-out crowd to its feet.

And, in the stranger than fiction category, the competitor who lost the bronze on the beam to Raisman earlier – Romania’s Catalina Ponor – finished second behind Raisman in the floor exercise.

With today’s two medals, Raisman, a native of Needham, Massachusetts, completed the Olympic hat-trick, winning three medals in all including last week’s team gold.

Meanwhile, Raisman’s American teammate, Jordyn Wieber, who was among the U.S. favourites to multiple medals, finished seventh and will return home with only the team gold.

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