Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Olympic gold medalist took a few moments to chat with Patch.
Aly Raisman acts as if she was always prepared. Not for the gymnastics routines for which she earned two gold medals - one team, one individual - but for the throng of media, sponsorship opportunities and the world’s spotlight following her winning performances in London. The captain of the U.S. gold-medal winning gymnastics team took some time to talk to Patch at the public announcement of her relationship with Poland Spring Tuesday morning at Needham Town Hall. And while the 2012 Olympics are in the rearview mirror, the 18-year-old Needham High School grad with ties to the area now finds herself preparing for a new life as a household name. Wellesley Patch: I saw you were introduced at last night’s New England Patriots [preseason home …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Everyone's favorite gold medalist is back.
1. In case you missed it, Patch covered Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman's return in Burlington yesterday. 2. A large crowd turned out to get autographs, and we got some video. 3. If you haven't registered to vote in the upcoming primary election, or if you'd like to change party affiliations officially, you have until 8 tonight. 4. Did anyone make it to the Olympic stamp exhibit at Regis last night? 5. We will run your Weekend Happenings article tomorrow morning for more exciting local events.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Aly Raisman was welcomed by droves of fans and media back at her gym in Burlington.
Olympic gold and bronze medalist, Aly Raisman, of Needham, answered a few questions for a packed crowd of reporters today and signed autographs for a line of fans that snaked all the way around Brestyan's Gym in Burlington. Check out Patch's live coverage of the event.
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman got a huge welcome home rally at the gym this morning at the gym in Burlington where she trained. Video of her visit coming shortly.
12:40 p.m.: Line for Aly Raisman's autograph (aka getting to meet her) is still wrapping around the building. 11:40 a.m. "Welcome home, we are happy to see you," Aly Raisman's coach Mihai Brestyan said at the Welcome Home rally at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club in Burlington. "I want to thank everyone who has come to see our gold medalist." Brestyan then showed the medals to the crowd and addressed Raisman. "You have a lucky medallion to hold for the rest of your life. Welcome back," He said, adding: "Oh, and tomorrow morning you have practice." "Being back here feels amazing," said Raisman. "I missed the people here and it is great to be back." "Last couple of days have been hectic but a lot of fun," she said. "I'm excited to be …