Aly Raisman earns spot in individual all-around Rio finals
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Aly Raisman earns spot in individual all-around Rio finals

Jewish American gymnast, 22, won gold at London 2012

US gymnast Alexandra Raisman competes in the qualifying for the women's Beam event of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016 (AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNAND)
US gymnast Alexandra Raisman competes in the qualifying for the women's Beam event of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016 (AFP PHOTO / Emmanuel DUNAND)

Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman earned a spot in the individual all-around competition at the Olympics in Rio.

Raisman took the second spot for the American women ahead of all-around defending gold medalist Gabby Douglas and behind three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles.

The American women’s gymnastics team came in first place in the qualifying for the team finals with a score of 185.238 points, ahead of second place China with a score of 175.279 and third place Russia with 174.620. The finals will take place on Tuesday.

Raisman also will compete in the individual competition in the floor exercise. Raisman won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics in the floor competition, performing a routine to “Hava Nagila.”

Raisman, 22, is the US women gymnasts’ team captain, and is nicknamed “Grandma” by her teammates.

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