Our Favorite Olympic Parents (So Far)
Best Pair: Rick and Lynn Raisman
Child: Aly Raisman, Team Captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team, Olympic Gold Medalist on the Floor Exercise, Olympic Bronze Medalist on the Balance Beam
Why? Rick and Lynn are the breakout stars of this Olympic games…But even before all that wincing and grimacing turned them into America’s greatest Olympic heroes, the Raismans, who hail from Needham, Massachusetts have been behind their daughter every step of the way. ”It’s exciting, it’s nerve-racking, anytime you watch your kids doing something you want good things for them,” Lynn explained to NESN.com about Aly’s long journey to qualify for the Olympics. “We know how long and how hard she’s worked, literally everyday for the past 15 years,” Rick added in an interview with The Today Show. And in response to their viral fame (the video was picked up by Gawker, The Daily Beast, and Buzzfeed): “I’m a little horrified right now,” Rick said after watching the video during an interview with USA Today. And of course, their New England accents make them even more adorable.
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They really are the cutest.