Skip to comments.Hava Nagila gymnast Aly Raisman helps team USA win gold at London 2012
Posted on 08/01/2012 4:44:46 PM PDT by Jewbacca
American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has helped propel her team to a gold medal at London 2012.
The 18-year-old from Massachusetts, who performed her floor routine to the tune Hava Nagila, appeared last in the US line up in the team competition.
As she left the floor, bringing her team its first win outside of US soil, she appeared to be holding back tears of joy. "It's an amazing feeling to win gold," she told the JC. "The best feeling in the world, and it shows that all the hard work has paid off. "It's a huge honour to be the first Jewish gold medallist of the 2012 Games. "I'm so excited and it definitely gives me a boost of confidence. It's crazy and I cannot believe it."
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Anyway, here it is on Youtube, from the crowd. Listen for the Israeli team cheering her on (hard to miss the singing and clapping):
Tremendous. If this was the only footage of the Olympics I saw, it would be enough. Thanks for posting.
You’re welcome! Very proud of her.
When the song first began i thought.. is that... is that.... hell yeah. how awesome. Didnt know she was jewish til then.
Video’s gone (or I’m a tard)
Wow. Great stuff.
Such a shana maydelah. Been cheering for her since the trials.
Try cutting and pasting this:
Otherwise, just go to youtube and enter:
aly raisman 2012 hava nagila
Third one down.
Maybe it will make your list!
She’s a heartbreaker, too.
To be 18 and going to the prom with her!
Her leap at the end of her floor routine was breathtaking and graceful! The whole team was incredible!
Btw, that assertation that she uses hava nagila as a protest is incorrect; she used the same music for floor routine in the US trials.
The music reminded me of when we used to see “The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas” at the University of Oklahoma summer concerts.
That’s not the Gold Medal routine. They were wearing red leotards for that one.
Good for her.
I’m proud of her.
Not sure I’d let my daughter practice 7 hours a day at something, though.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
This is the girl on my list... (my daughter at the shooting range today)
Omens. HaShem still abides.
“Tremendous. If this was the only footage of the Olympics I saw, it would be enough.”
I agree. I’m not watching the Olympics—but I’m so glad I saw this. She was incredible & I also think it’s neat that Hava Nagila had the “last” say.
Everybody thinks soccer is the world’s most popular sport, but it’s actually anti-semitism. I chuckled when I heard this music thinking about all the euro-trash squirming in their seats listening to this music while the US Women destroyed the competition.
Orale! Every Jew a 22! And preferably larger. I was shooting 22 at summer camp rifle range at her (yr daughter) age
Italian rifles are great; only dropped twice!