Needham’s Aly Raisman Will Captain U.S. Gymnastics Team

By | Boston Daily |

Raisman, 18, is the oldest member of the team and is favored to win the floor exercise. ESPN reports that Raisman’s first gymnastics class was when she was a toddler — her mother enrolled her in a “Mommy & Me” at 18 months old. She has practiced at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club in Burlington for the last five years. [ | ESPN]