Winning three Olympic medals, meeting President Barack Obama and finishing up a 40-city tour since the conclusion of the London Olympics might be enough to keep most people satisfied for a lifetime — but not Aly Raisman.
Boston’s favorite gymnast may have thrown out the first pitch at a Red Sox game this summer and attended a few Patriots games, but Raisman’s true Boston sports passion lies with the Bruins.
The 5-foot-2 gymnast joined 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara to drop the puck at the TD Garden on Jan. 21 when the Bruins took on the Jets, and she talked about her experience recently.
“I like how [hockey is] fast-paced and have a lot of respect for the players, they’re just really tough,” Raisman admitted to The Associated Press. “I really, really love the Bruins and always wanted to drop the puck.”
With her new career aspirations, Raisman may not only be going to more Bruins games — she could also be covering them.
The Needham, Mass., native is now the host of Flippin’ Awesome, which showcases the best female sports videos on YouTube’s Awesomeness TV channel. In the first episode of Raisman’s show, three amateur gymnasts were featured and viewers were able to vote on their favorite. With over 100,000 views in a week, it’s clear that Raisman succeeds at everything she sets out to do.
Watch out Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley – Raisman may be coming for you.