After making headlines during the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Raisman’s are at it again, squirming around while watching their daughter, Aly, compete on the US Women’s Gymnastics Team in Rio! See the hilarious video!
There is no question that Olympic athletes are nervous when they are going for the gold. However, their parents, who have cheered them on since little leagues, are typically just as shaken while watching their children perform. Lynn and Rick Raisman are epic examples of every nervous parent watching their child compete, as they screamed, swayed and held each other while watching their daughter, gymnast Aly Raisman, 22, compete on the uneven bars at the gymnastics qualifiers at the Rio Olympics.
Now, you may remember the Raisman’s from the London Games back in 2012 when a video went viral of their reactions to watching Aly, again, compete on the uneven bars. The uneven bars is Aly’s weakest event, and therefore, the most nerve-racking for her parents to watch.”It’s just one of those moments. It’s just so magnified. Every single twist and turn. It’s just crazy,” the Olympian parents told USA TODAY Sports back in 2012. Well, I guess things haven’t changed in the last four years!
The Raisman’s can be seen hilariously swirling around their seats in a similar motion that would correlate to Aly swinging on the bars. The stressed-out parents lift out of their seat every time Aly, who is the oldest member on the team, jumps bars. Mrs. Raisman’s reaction is the best when she covers her eyes, but peeks through, unable to look away! Even better is when Lynn and Rick stand up and applaud Aly’s performance, like nothing ever happened. But, a clearly worn out Rick needs to take a seat and regroup. Wow, they should win a medal for best Olympic parents!
Well, the family clearly didn’t have much to worry about because just like in 2012, Aly dominated the qualifying round. The past “Fab Five” team member and 2012 Olympic gold medalist will represent Team USA at the all-around final on Aug. 9, along with her teammate Simone Biles.
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