Aly Raisman Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in NY
on Aug 29, 2012 09:21 AM EDT
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum on April 21 in Commack, N.Y.
Raisman, 18, won a gold medal this summer at the London Olympics for her floor routine to the song of "Hava Nagila." She also took home a bronze medal on the balance beam and helped the U.S. win the women's gymnastics team title. She became the most decorated U.S. gymnast at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame recognized the Needham, Mass., native last year as well, when she received the Pearl D. Mazor Outstanding Female Jewish High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, according to the Jewish Journal.
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum honors Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters and others notable in the sporting world.
Raisman is among eight others who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in April. Also honored will be David Berger, a weightlifter who was one of the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
"She did so outstanding at these Olympics, the [Hall of Fame] Committee was unanimous in their decision to induct her now," said Alan Freedman, the Hall of Fame director.
Since it began in 1993, the Hall of Fame has already inducted 143 men and women, according to Boston.com.
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