Jul 26, 2014

Aly Raisman named a Bostonian of the Year

Along with Kayla Harrison, two Mass. Olympians are named this year's Boston.com Bostonians of the Year. Aly's mom also had her 15 Minutes of Fame, according to Time.

Aly Raisman named a Bostonian of the Year


Aly Raisman is among the most famous Needham residents, and is getting a shout-out from Boston.com as well.

Their year in review piece from earlier today names her and fellow Olympian Kayla Harrison as Bostonians of the Year, along with a review of her performance at the TD Garden earlier in the year. 

From the piece, "The crowd of 16,000 bathes Gabby Douglas and the other golden girls in warm cheer, but saves their screams for the 18-year-old pride of Needham." 

Picking up a gold medal in Gymnastics, the team captain was given a welcome home worthy of an Olympian after the London 2012 Olympics, complete with parade and an Aly Rally. 

In April, she will also be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. 

Harrison, a Marblehead resident who was the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo, is also one of  Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year

See the video, and full Boston.com piece here.

And, after a Video of Aly Raisman's Parents went viral over the summer, her mother was named to Time's The Year 15 Minutes of Fame, a part of their Person of the Year segment, coming in at number 7. 

For more on Time's 15 Minutes of Fame, see their gallery here.

See more of Patch's coverage of Aly Raisman here.

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