Aly Raisman Bares All For ESPN Body Issue

By on July 3, 2015

Olympic gymnast, Aly Raisman has bared it all for the ESPN Body issue.

The American gymnast became a household name during the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she was captain of the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics team, and individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam.

This time around, she is showing us her amazing physique naked on the balance beam while holding onto gym rings for the famous, ESPN Body issue. In a video taken during the photograph session, Raisman spoke about the need for every part of her body to be a success at gymnastics. She also spoke about being a perfectionist and feeling as if she only gets a good work out in once a month – because the other days she may fall on the balance beam and falling will cause you to lose a competition.

Raisman spoke about the sport of gymnastics and said, ‘it makes you feel happy, sad, it makes you feel frustrated and excited. It keeps you on your toes and it keeps you looking to the future.’

At the young age of 21, Raisman is considered ‘old’ in the world of gymnastics. Aly will be 22 when she competes in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. If she makes the team, she will be the oldest U.S. gymnast. She is starting to feel a bit more achy than when she was younger and is unsure if training seven hours a day is completely healthy, stating that is the reason gymnastics is a young girl’s sport.

The ESPN Body Issue is in its 7th year. Previous athletes who have appeared in the magazine include Venus Williams, Michael Phelps, Marshawn Lynch, Candace Parker, Blake Griffin, and Apolo Anton Ohno.

Check out the photos of Aly Raisman in the ESPN issue. It will be available on newsstands July 10th.

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