Aly Raisman Wins Silver Medal in Olympic Gymnastics All-Around

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Silver medalist Alexandra Raisman of the United States poses for photographs after the medal ceremony for the Women's Individual All Around on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Alexandra Raisman of the United States poses for photographs after the medal ceremony for the Women’s Individual All Around on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Aly Raisman won the Olympic silver medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around in Rio de Janeiro.

The Jewish competitor from Needham, Massachusetts, finished second behind her American teammate Simone Biles on Thursday.


Raisman, 22, is the U.S. squad’s captain and was a key part of its gold medal in the team competition two days earlier.

The silver is her fifth Olympic medal overall. In 2012, she took the gold in the team and floor exercise competitions and won a bronze in the balance beam.

Raisman and Biles became only the second pair of American women gymnasts to win the top two medals in the all-around competition. Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson won gold and silver, respectively, in 2008.

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