In 2012, Lynn and Rick Raisman — parents of famed Olympic gymnast Ali Raisman — went viral with their anxiety-ridden expressions during their daughter’s performance in the London Olympics.
Now, Aly Raisman is back in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and Lynn and Rick are once again providing viewers with endless entertainment. In the clip below, watch as the nervous parents squirm and cringe in their seats while their daughter tackles the uneven bars. It makes complete sense that Lynn is a former high school gymnast who wants nothing more than to see her daughter take home the gold.
In the following routine, Raisman is not only attempting to help the United States earn qualifying score, but she’s also competing within her team for the individual all-around competition. Her parents have double the reason to cheer her on, unleashing their nerves on camera for all the world to see.
The best moment comes at the end when Lynn and Rick realize they can relax now. The tension eases and they high-five one another; Aly dominated her routine.
Alexandra Rose “Aly” Raisman, 22, was the captain of the United States women’s gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the team and floor competitions, as well as a bronze medal on the balance beam, making her the most decorated American gymnast at the Games. She is currently the captain for the U.S. women’s team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Lynn and Rick Raisman, parents of Olympic gymnast Ali Raisman, are famous for their nervous reactions in the stands.
Aly Raisman dominated in the London Olympics, and Lynn and Rick could barely contain their anxiety.
They are the most nervous and excited parents in the stands.