Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman earns spot in individual all-around finals in Rio

Raisman took the second spot for the American women ahead of all-around defending gold medalist Gabby Douglas and behind three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles.

By JTA
August 8, 2016 15:31
Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Raisman took the second spot for the American women ahead of all-around defending gold medalist Gabby Douglas and behind three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles.

The American women’s gymnastics team came in first place in the qualifying for the team finals with a score of 185.238 points, ahead of second place China with a score of 175.279 and third place Russia with 174.620. The finals will take place on Tuesday.

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Raisman also will compete in the individual competition in the floor exercise. Raisman won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics in the floor competition, performing a routine to “Hava Nagila.”

Raisman, 22, is the US women gymnasts’ team captain, and is nicknamed “Grandma” by her teammates.

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