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Aly Raisman On The Media Calling Her A Grandma As A Competitive Gymnast

Aly Raisman was the oldest member of the two US Olympic teams, she was part of. She was 18 years old in London and 22 years old in Rio. &quo...



Aly Raisman was the oldest member of the two US Olympic teams, she was part of. She was 18 years old in London and 22 years old in Rio.

"My teammates started it then the media would refer to me as grandma but I thought it was be funny. But it is when you really think about it, 22 years old being considered a grandma in the sport," the American former gymnast said in an interview with Capital One Café.

"It really like, I have my whole entire life ahead of me and I remember for I would say like most of my career, I think all I ever knew was like tying my worth to my results," she continued.

"And I recently read this quote that said something like, when you allow your wins to make you feel on top of the world, you give that same weight to like feeling worthless when you don't do as well as you wanted to."

"And it's like when I allowed myself to feel that high, and I literally felt like amazing when I did really well."

"I felt so low when I didn't do well, and it was so hard for me to grasp that like, I'm human. And how we learn and grow is when we make mistakes," she added.

Raisman is one of the most successful US Olympic gymnasts. She is the winner of six Olympic medals, three of which are gold.

Photo: Raisman/Instagram



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