It's not everyday that you find yourself heading to the Olympics, or on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but that is life for Aly Raisman. Raisman, born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts, is an American gymnast who was selected to compete on the 2012 United States Olympic team.
Joining Raisman on the cover of the 2012 Olympic Games Preview issue with fellow 2012 U.S. Olympic Team members Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber. This is the first ever Sports Illustrated cover featuring the entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and the first for any gymnast since Kerri Stug made the Dec. 18, 1996, Year in Pictures issue. Since 1964, U.S. gymnasts have graced the Sports Illustrated cover six times.
This issue hits stands today.
To find out more about Raisman, check out our videos documenting her journey to London here.