Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/30/12

A lot of moms get carried away watching their son or daughter in a youth soccer game for the local recreation league, so we can imagine what watching your child compete in the Olympics must be like. This is no doubt as stressful a time for the parents of athletes in London as it is for the actual competitors. Fortunately for us, some parents handle the stress in hilarious fashion.

As you can see, US gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents were a bit on edge during her gymnastics routine on Sunday. Her mother Lynn, a former gymnast, seemed to be right there with Aly for every move. Her dad Rick took a while to get going, but the landing brought him out of his seat and inspired a solid fist pump.

While they look a bit silly and may need to cool off with an ice bath like their daughter did, you can’t knock the Raismans for being nervous and enthusiastic. After all, the Olympics are once every four years.

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