“Coaches Always Tell Me I’m Chicken”: US Gymnastics ‘Final Five’ Member Once Confessed Coaches Would Name-Call Her During the Routine

Aly Raisman is a former American artistic gymnast with six Olympic medals to her credit. The captain of the Fierce Five (2012) and Final Five (2016), Aly’s gymnastic career was illustrious. At the 2012 London Olympics, she secured gold medals in floor and team competitions. She led the Nation to many victories and is regarded as one of the most decorated Olympians in America.

Performing the gymnastic stunts on the vault may take just a few seconds, but obtaining those few seconds of perfection needs years of practice and patience. So how easy was it for Aly to master those “crazy skills?”


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Performing the skills was not easy for Aly Raisman

Speaking with the reporter Morty Ain, Aly talks about her gymnastics days. According to her, she was afraid to do a lot of “stuff in gymnastics.” The stunts may look easy and fun, but in reality, they were tough.

Speaking further, the Olympic gold medalist revealed that “coaches always tell me I’m chicken.” The reason was- she was afraid of performing some tricks. Confessing honestly, she said, “It can be a little terrifying.” Aly adds that thinking about “how narrow the beam is” or “how high the bars are”, she used to freak out.


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Aly retired professionally from the sport after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Having retired, she now devotes her time to promoting the sport. She also focuses on activism.


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Simone and Aly share a fun banter

The relationship that Simone and Raisman share goes beyond the gymnastics arena. The two share a fun and adorable relationship. Once Simone pulled her by calling her “grandma” etcver text.

Sharing her text over Twitter, Aly captioned it by saying When I tell @Simone_Biles to be quiet, she calls me “grandma” meant to say “go to the other side of the room.” As part of the Final Five Team, they share a great bond.


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When Simone announced that she would withdraw from the Tokoyo Olympics, among many others, Aly also extended her support. She expressed her support and wrote, “Wish I could give you the biggest hug.” The said time was undeniably tough for gymnastic GOAT Simone Biles, but she had her supporters.

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