Aly Raisman, the daughter of Lynn and Rick Raisman, was born in Needham, Massachusetts, and graduated from Needham High School. She began taking gymnastics at the age of two. Raisman started her senior career in 2010, and that season, she helped the U.S. national team finish second at the World Championships.
At the following year’s Worlds, she helped the Americans finish first in the team competition and also finished third individually in the floor exercise event. Raisman was the women’s national team captain at the 2012 Summer Olympics and led the U.S. to the team gold medal. She then won the bronze medal on balance beam and the gold medal on floor exercise. In 2013, Raisman was a contestant on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars (2005).