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(NECN) - Three of America's medals belong to Needham, Massachusetts’ own Aly Raisman.
Her did Rick Raisman is just back from London and joined us on the Morning Show.
His wife and daughter are still in London.
What’s the emotion?
“It definitely went as good as it could possibly go for us. The main thing was to win team gold with her being the leader and the captain. It was just such a big thing for the team to win. For her to have that happen and then everything else at the end, it was great.”
There are going to be tons of celebrations when Aly when she returns, but what’s next?
“On August 28, she leaves to go to California for the Kellogg’s tour and then she goes to 40 cities there. I think they come back November here in Boston, and that will be nice, so she’ll be traveling a lot for the next three months.”
Rick Raisman also discussed his emotions caught on camera, as he watched his daughter compete.
“People don’t realize the amount of pressure. Every little fraction and movement, you’re just so locked in. And it was the first day of competition, which counts for everything. So that first day counted for team, individual all around, individual beam, individual floor. So if you make one little mistake, she doesn’t qualify for anything.”
How did he know his daughter had the mental ability to get through it all?
“I just think you have to be old enough to probably understand what’s going on, besides having the talent. So I think when she turned 14, 15, something kind of clicked, and then she slowly, kept gradually getting better. And I don’t know. It’s amazing how she does it.”
Will Aly go to college?
“I think after the tour she can decide what she’s going to do. I think we feel like you can go
to college at any time. So we’ll see what kind of happens. There’s so much going on so quickly right now.”
Aly and her family work with a Maine agency, which is handling everything for endorsement deals.