Gymnast Aly Raisman is reminiscing about her good ol’ competition days. The 26-year-old Olympian, who retired from the sport early last year, made everyone stop and stare when she posted a picture showing her wearing the red, white, and blue leotard that she wore when she collected two medals for Team USA in 2016.
Sharing the shot without warning over the weekend, Aly Raisman proved she’s still a team player by wishing her former teammate Laurie Hernandezgood luck as she makes her comeback this weekend.
Laurie Hernandez made her debut on Team USA during the Rio Olympics more than four years ago. This will be her first time competing since 2016. To pay tribute to the star, Aly Raisman shared a throwback from those days in Rio. Taking to her social media on Saturday, February 27, the former “Final Five” captain proved she’s still a leader.
Posting a picture showcasing both the gymnasts in their spirited spandex, Aly Raisman couldn’t help but reminisce while flaunting her gold medal-winning curves. Scroll to see the shot!
Aly Raisman, who was around 22 years old when the snap was taken, rocked the red, white, and blue leotard proudly. Wearing the one-piece with rhinestones all over it, the flexible fox shined way brighter than the spandex she was wearing. Placing her hands on Laurie’s shoulders to show their unity, Aly Raisman posted the throwback and sent positive vibes towards Hernandez’s way.
“Good luck to @lauriehernandez! Laurie is competing for the first time since the 2016 Olympics,” Aly captioned the pic, “So proud of you !!! You’ve worked so hard.” Keep scrolling!
“Coming back is so challenging. I hope you are able to reflect & take in this moment,” Aly Raisman continued. Making sure to include everyone in her well wishes, she added, “Sending good vibes & lots of hugs to the gymnastics community.” Aly Raisman isn’t the only “Final Five” team member that’s been reminiscing about their competition days.
Fellow Olympian McKayla Maroney recently put her followers in a trance when she flipped to new heights in a skintight leotard. Both ladies are done with their competition days and each has brand new careers lined up.