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How US Aly Raisman Showed Great Sportsmanship At 2017 World Championships

Photo by Ginnastica Artistica Italiana Not only is Raisman a champion in gymnastics but also a champion in sportsmanship. Despite no...

Photo by Ginnastica Artistica Italiana

Not only is Raisman a champion in gymnastics but also a champion in sportsmanship.

Despite not competing at the 2017 World championships, the American gymnast followed closely the competition and made sure to send lots of love and support to not only her teammates but also to the foreign gymnasts, on Twitter.

She sent good vibes to her compatriots

Aly wished good luck to her compatriots who were competing on the first day of qualification.

She sent her support for injured Iordache 

Raisman sent a support tweet to Romania's Larisa Iordache who badly injured herself during warm up at the qualification and had to withdraw from the competition as a result. Iordache was the heavy favorite to win the all around and beam titles.

She also retweeted Iordache's tweet thanking her fans for their support.

She praised Ponor who announced her retirement after the qualifications.

Following Catalina Ponor's retirement announcement, Raisman praised the Romanian gymnast whom she competed with at 2011 World championships and, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

Expressed sadness for Smith's injury

Raisman tweeted that she was devastated and sad for her compatriot Ragan Smith's injury just before the all around final which led to her withdrawal from the championships.

She celebrated Hurd's gold medal win

Raisman celebrated compatriot Morgan Hurd's gold medal win which came in the all around.

She congratulated Black on making history

Raisman congratulated Ellie Black, who became the first Canadian gymnast to win a World all around medal - which was silver.

She congratulated Jade on her silver and sent much love to Ashton

Raisman congratulated compatriot Jade Carey on winning the silver medal on vault and sent much love to also compatriot Ashton Locklear who fell on the uneven bars in the event finals.

She tweeted on having two gymnasts from Germany make the beam podium.

Raisman expressed astonishment at having two gymnasts from Germany make the podium in the balance beam final with Pauline Schaefer winning gold and Tabea Alt taking bronze.

Showed sympathy towards Ferrari and those who injured themselves at the competition.

Raisman sympathized with Italy's Vanessa Ferrari, who injured herself during the very last routine in the women's gymnastics competition, as well with those who suffered from injuries at the entire championships.

Written by Gigi Farid

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