McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman injured while on tour (Video)

McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were both hurt during the second night of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. The gold medal winners were performing along with the rest of the “Fierce Five” in Ontario, Calif., when they hurt themselves on the uneven bars Sunday night.

At around the 1:25 mark in the video above, you can see Maroney hurt herself on her dismount from the uneven bars. Maroney stayed down after falling and was carried off the floor. Then around the 1:55 mark, Raisman loses her grip on the bars as she’s finishing a Shaposhnikova move. She was able to walk back and rejoin the group, though neither girl participated in the finale.

USA Gymnastics said that Raisman had bruised knees, while Maroney was in the hospital undergoing testing on her left knee. She even tweeted a picture from the hospital on Monday.

Maroney was later diagnosed with a fractured left tibia.

And this is supposed to be an exhibition tour? It’s never an easy deal when it comes to gymnastics.

Photo via McKayla Maroney

Aly Raisman says she dropped one of her Olympic medals and dented it

Like any first-time Olympian would, Aly Raisman wore her medals almost everywhere she went when she first won them and brought them back to the U.S. Following a slight mishap, however, the gymnast said she keeps her medals at home most of the time now.

During an interview WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu, Raisman admitted that she recently dropped one of her two gold medals and it suffered some slight damage.

“They’re so heavy and I don’t want to lose them and I’ve already dropped one of them so there’s a little dent in them,” she explained according to CBS Boston. “It gives it a little bit of character.”

Raisman said the medals are the nicest accessory she has ever owned, and we can certainly understand wanting to keep them on your person at all times. But she also said they are much heavier than she expected and she will likely store them in a safe deposit box at some point in the near future.

“They’re really, really big,” she explained. “So even if I breathe it just moves and clinks together.”

As long as she avoids showering with her medals, Raisman can hopefully avoid an accident similar to the one this Brazilian judoka experienced in London.

Tyler Seguin, Aly Raisman being pushed to date by Boston media

Tyler Seguin and Aly Raisman are going to end up dating if the Boston media has its way. The 20-year-old Bruins center and 18-year-old Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast traded tweets over the past few weeks, and inquiring minds would like to know if they have a future.

Matters started with Raisman’s Olympic profile, which lists Seguin as her favorite Bruins player. That may have been the green light Seguin needed to initiate contact with Raisman over Twitter:

Alright, so things started off warmly between the two. But the flirtation continued at the urging of a few reporters.

When Raisman returned from London, a reporter asked if she planned to meet Seguin.

“Depends if he wants to meet me,” the gymnast reportedly replied.

The media push continued when a BostonBruins.com TV reporter asked Seguin about Raisman during the center’s appearance at a Lowell Spinners game:

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OMG! Aly Raisman accidentally tweets plans to hit up club with guys, deletes

Aly Raisman was one of the most successful Olympians on the women’s gymnastics team at the London Games. She won a gold and bronze medal in individual competitions, and she scored a gold with the team. Now that she’s no longer competing, the gymnast has some time to party.

Raisman accidentally tweeted out her plans on Wednesday night to hit up a club with some male gymnasts, but she later deleted what was likely intended to be a direct message. Here’s the original tweet:

The gold medalist tried to cover her tracks and maintain a “good girl” image by sending this humorous follow-up tweet:

With parents as intense as hers, there’s no wonder she tried covering things up. But Raisman really shouldn’t worry; she’s earned the right to party. Just as long as her night out doesn’t get as crazy as this, few people will be complaining.

H/T BuzzFeed
Screencap via @Max_Read

US gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents are the funniest spectators ever (Video)

A lot of moms get carried away watching their son or daughter in a youth soccer game for the local recreation league, so we can imagine what watching your child compete in the Olympics must be like. This is no doubt as stressful a time for the parents of athletes in London as it is for the actual competitors. Fortunately for us, some parents handle the stress in hilarious fashion.

As you can see, US gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents were a bit on edge during her gymnastics routine on Sunday. Her mother Lynn, a former gymnast, seemed to be right there with Aly for every move. Her dad Rick took a while to get going, but the landing brought him out of his seat and inspired a solid fist pump.

While they look a bit silly and may need to cool off with an ice bath like their daughter did, you can’t knock the Raismans for being nervous and enthusiastic. After all, the Olympics are once every four years.

Athletes in ice baths is the new social media trend at the Olympics (Pictures)

Athletes spend so much time training and physically pushing their bodies that they need some recovery time when they’re through for the day. The recovery time is also proving to be social media time for many of the athletes at the Olympics.

As the New York Times noted (via Fourth-Place Medal), several Olympians have been sharing pictures of themselves and their teammates recovering in ice baths from their grueling workouts in what seems to be a developing social media trend like “Tebowing.” Above is a photo of US gymnast Aly Raisman (left) and teammate McKayla Maroney (right) posing for the camera while soaking their feet and ankles.

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