At this point, it’s impossible to argue that Aly Raisman is one of the most successful Olympians in U.S. gymnastics history. The Massachusetts native took home a second straight gold in the All-Around team competition earlier this week, to go along with one gold and a bronze she won in London as well. With two individual competitions remaining where she will participate, there’s always the possibility that Raisman could add to her trophy case.
So yeah, Raisman is really good, but her success isn’t all that surprising to at least one person: Raisman herself.
That’s because someone named Emma Cohn, who attended summer camp with Raisman many years ago, shared a tweet on Wednesday, that revealed, well, Raisman had seen this coming all along.
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As you can see in the picture, when she was asked for her summer camp yearbook “In 20 years I will be” she answered “an Olympic gymnast.”
Simply put, that’s pretty awesome, and cool to see someone reach for their dreams so young, and achieve them in such a glorious fashion. The best part, it didn’t even take a full 20 years. Raisman participated in her first Olympics in London at just 18 years old, and followed it up this summer in Rio.
For those looking to follow Raisman from here, she’ll be competing in the women’s individual all-around Thursday, as well as the vault later on in the Olympics.