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

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]