Aly Raisman was captain of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam. She was also on the US team that won the 2011 World Championship.
Raisman and her teammates, nicknamed the "Fierce Five," qualified in first place to the team final in London. Raisman also qualified in second place for the individual all-around competition, qualified fifth to the beam final, and first to the floor final with a score of 15.325. After qualifications, Raisman said, "Before we marched out we talked about how we want to have fun here and really enjoy it. We talked about going out and hitting all of our routines just like at 2011 World Championships and that's what we did. I'm really proud of our team."
In the team final, Raisman contributed scores of 14.933 on balance beam and 15.300 on floor toward the American team's first place finish. In the individual all-around, Raisman finished in fourth place with an overall score of 59.566. In the balance beam final, Raisman won the bronze medal.
In the floor final, Raisman won the gold medal with a score of 15.600. She said, "It feels amazing. I have been working so hard, so to have it come true is so exciting. I have always dreamed of being the Olympic Champion on floor, so I was really happy to be able to do the floor routine of my life here today." She is the first American woman to win the gold medal on floor.
Prior to the games, Raisman had endorsements with Ralph Lauren, and GK Elite Sportswear. After the games, she picked up deals with American Girl, Poland Spring and Pandora Jewelry.
Raisman is competing in season 16 of "Dancing With the Stars" alongside professional partner Mark Ballas.