Here's What Aly Raisman Is Doing Now After Her Gymnastics Retirement

Gymnast Aly Raisman is a key member of the "Fierce Five" and the "Final Five" U.S. gymnastic teams who competed in the Olympics in 2012 and 2016, respectively (via Biography). All told, Raisman won six Olympic medals during her tenure before ultimately retiring from the sport in 2020. The U.S. cheered Raisman and other star gymnasts like Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, McKyla Maroney, and Sabrina Vega along to victory.

For Raisman, competing in the Olympics was like achieving the ultimate goal. "Making the team is a dream come true," Raisman, then 18, shared with ESPN in 2012. "I am so honored and so excited to represent my country. It means the world to me."

By her second Olympics competition in 2016, Raisman was the oldest member of her team at 22. Although Raisman had not competed following her last Olympics outing, she took to Instagram in 2020 to confirm her retirement from gymnastics (via USA Today).

"The past 10 years have been such a whirlwind that I haven't really processed all that has happened, and sometimes I wonder whether I ever will," she wrote. "I've lived a pretty fast-paced life and sometimes have to remind myself to slow down...So many memories bubbled up over the holidays that I realized I needed to give myself the space to really sit with these feelings and reflect." 

How Aly Raisman is moving on from competing

Today, Aly Raisman works as a program designer at Camp Woodward, a gymnastics camp where she herself trained (via USA Today).

"We've been working really hard behind the scenes on sort of elevating the gymnastics program, and I'm excited to be able to be in person and meet the kids, hang out, coach gymnastics that just incorporate different fun, conditioning stuff," Raisman told Us Weekly. "We'll even incorporate some fun Pilates exercises into the gymnastics because they're going to be able to try different stuff like horseback riding, even gardening, maybe some fun cooking classes, just different stuff. Because we want them to obviously come and enjoy the gymnastics aspect of it but also to know that they're more than just a gymnast and to give them the opportunity to try other things."

Raisman has also been vocal in speaking out against the abuse she and so many of her teammates faced from former U.S. gymnastics coach Larry Nassar. Alongside fellow gymnasts, she testified before Congress to ask for an investigation into the FBI, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and USA Gymnastics' handling of their probe into Nassar (via Yahoo!, People).

Raisman has expressed gratitude for the solidarity so many have shown her. "When I first shared my story publicly, I never imagined all the support that I would get," she said, "and I'm continually blown away by the support that myself, my teammates and fellow survivors, the support that we get." 

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