Massachusetts native Aly Raisman is the oldest member of Team USA women’s gymnastics. During the team finals at the Rio Olympics, she performed on vault, balance beam and, her specialty, floor exercise. You can watch the full floor exercise here.
Raisman won more medals than any other “Fierce Five” member, picking up gold in Team and Floor Exercise and bronze in Balance Beam. The 22-year-old and Gabby Douglas are the only two members of the “Fierce Five” that won Team Gold in London.
With the win in Rio, she now has four Olympic medals in her career and has a chance to win another one. She’s easily one of the best on floor exercise and only teammate Simone Biles could beat her for the floor gold medal.
“We had a lot of pressure coming in but I think we handled it pretty well. I’m at a loss for words,” Raisman told CNN after the win.
During the qualifying team round, Raisman scored a 14.733 in the uneven bars; 15.275 on the floor exercise; and 14.833 on the beam. Raisman also qualified for the individual all-around. The final for that is scheduled for Thursday.
In the team finals, Raisman scored 15.833 in the vault, 15.000 in the balance beam and 15.366 in the floor exercise. That would be pretty good, but Biles did even better with a 15.800. The “Final Five,” as they’ve now dubbed themselves, scored 184.897 in the team final, eight points ahead of Russia.