Three-Time Bronze Medalist:
The dance aspect of floor isn't her strong suit, but she's working to improve her dance as well, and said in a 2011 press conference, "I'm trying to be more expressive and smile a bit more."
In a press conference in August 2011, Raisman talked about their relationship in the gym, saying, "We're both kind of similar, almost like sisters, so it's easy for us to understand each other. She's always there for me whenever I need someone to help me. She's like a role model...When I came to look at [Brestyan's] I was so excited to see her there because I wanted to be just like her."
Sacramone didn't end up making the 2012 Olympic team, and has since retired from the sport.
A Successful Worlds:
Dreams of Olympic Gold:
After the high of winning team gold, Raisman finished just out of the medals in fourth in the all-around final. A good result, but Raisman was disappointed because she tied for the third highest score but lost the tie-breaker and ended up fourth. (See more on the controversial tie-breaking rules here.) She said after, "I was hoping they'd give us both a bronze medal, but obviously they didn't. It's definitely upsetting, but at the same time I'm happy for the girls who were on the podium tonight."
Raisman had two more chances at a medal, however, and both were successful. She earned bronze on beam (this time, winning a tie-breaker against Catalina Ponor), and the gold on floor.
Raisman attended Needham High School until her junior year, and did her senior year online in order to train for the Olympics but still graduate with her class. She lists science as her favorite subject.
- 2012 Olympics: 1st team; 4th all-around; 3rd beam; 1st floor
- 2012 American Cup: 2nd all-around
- 2011 World Championships: 1st team; 3rd floor
- 2011 American Cup: 3rd all-around
- 2010 World Championships: 2nd team; 13th all-around; 4th floor
- 2010 Pacific Rim Championships: 1st team; 2nd all-around; 2nd beam; 2nd floor
- 2010 American Cup: 2nd all-around
- 2009 Junior Pan American Championships: 1st team; 3rd all-around; 1st vault; 1st floor
- 2012 Olympic Trials: 3rd all-around; 1st beam; 1st floor
- 2012 Visa Championships (US Nationals): 3rd all-around; 1st beam
- 2011 Visa Championships (US Nationals): 3rd all-around; 6th beam; 3rd floor
- 2011 CoverGirl Classic: 1st all-around; 1st vault (tie); 3rd beam; 1st floor
- 2010 Visa Championships (US Nationals): 3rd all-around; 3rd beam; 3rd floor
- 2010 CoverGirl Classic: 5th all-around; 5th beam; 5th floor
- 2009 Visa Championships (US Nationals) (Junior): 3rd all-around; 5th vault; 2nd beam