Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Aly Raisman grabbed the sides of her warmup jacket - at just about the place where a medal would have hung - and did what she's always done. She held it together. There's a stoicism to the captain of the U.S. women's gymnastics team that endears her to coaches and teammates alike. She never gets nervous, so unfazed by the bright arena lights it's as if she's just getting in a workout, not competing on her sport's biggest stage. After the most gut-wrenching moment of her career, Raisman relied on that toughness more than ever, saying all the right things - as usual - when a tiebreaker let a bronze medal slip through her grasp in the women's all-around finals. The 18-year-old, the oldest of the team's five teenagers, praised gold medal-winning and fame-bound teammate Gabby Douglas after she became the first African-American - well, the first person of any color actually - to win the Olympic title. Raisman didn't criticize the International Gymnastics Federation for its straightfo...
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  • Aly Raisman ia a dish!! She is the whole package. Athletic, good looking, and a true team leader. My 18 year old son just loves her as I expect many other young gentlemen do. She is a great representative as captain of the USA team.
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