She's been doing gymnastics since she was 5 years old — by choice!
Her parents originally signed her up for dance and ballet classes, but Laurie wasn't at all interested in either of them.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 04: Aly Raisman of the United States looks on during an artistic gymnastics training session on August 4, 2016 at the Arena Olimpica do Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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She's also the only first-year senior gymnast on the U. Her four favorite songs at the moment are Pentatonix's "Can't Sleep Love," Martin Garrix's "Don't Look Down," Tiesto's "Chemicals," and Diplo's "Be Right There." 11.
When Laurie is training, she's at the gymnastics facility for "five to six hours a day, six days a week." She eats oatmeal and fruit for breakfast; a cereal bar for a snack; brown rice, vegetables, and "some sort of healthy meat" for lunch; and meat and vegetables for dinner. Laurie loves to travel and wants to see as much of the world as she can.
Just 18 years old at the time, she individually won gold on the floor and bronze on the balance beam. But it shows how very integrated her Jewish heritage is in everything that she does.”Raisman’s parents also got some press when a video went viral of them agonizing over their daughter’s second “Hava Nagila” performance to qualify for the individual all-around finals.
Raisman has been busy since the Olympics, touring the country with her fellow gymnasts and preparing for another shot at Olympic glory in 2020.
At only 16 years old, Laurie Hernandez may be the youngest member of the U. Olympic women's gymnastics team this year, but once you see her in action, it's easy to see why she made the cut. (She landed the highest score in the beam category also.) Rio may be her first time competing in the Olympics, but she's quickly earned a reputation as someone to look out for — so don't be surprised if she ends up winning a few medals before the month is over.
Laurie absolutely dominates in all four gymnastics events and finished second only to superstar Simone Biles in the U. Here are just a few fun facts you should know about this up-and-comer: 1.
The 22-year-old gymnast got a sweet date invite from Oakland Raider player Colton Underwood while doing a video segment with Yahoo Sports about how to date her. My roommates, my teammates, everybody here is super proud of you,” Underwood says in the clip.
The NFL tight end sent a video asking if she’d like to go out with him next time she’s in San Jose, California. "You know, if you’re ever in San Jose and want to go on a double date with me and Andrew and Shawn, let me know."After accepting the date invitation, the pair adorably exchanged messages on Twitter.