Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/24/12

Like any first-time Olympian would, Aly Raisman wore her medals almost everywhere she went when she first won them and brought them back to the U.S. Following a slight mishap, however, the gymnast said she keeps her medals at home most of the time now.

During an interview WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Joe Mathieu, Raisman admitted that she recently dropped one of her two gold medals and it suffered some slight damage.

“They’re so heavy and I don’t want to lose them and I’ve already dropped one of them so there’s a little dent in them,” she explained according to CBS Boston. “It gives it a little bit of character.”

Raisman said the medals are the nicest accessory she has ever owned, and we can certainly understand wanting to keep them on your person at all times. But she also said they are much heavier than she expected and she will likely store them in a safe deposit box at some point in the near future.

“They’re really, really big,” she explained. “So even if I breathe it just moves and clinks together.”

As long as she avoids showering with her medals, Raisman can hopefully avoid an accident similar to the one this Brazilian judoka experienced in London.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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