Monday, October 16, 2017

Olympian Aly Raisman To Speak At Hannah Senesh Community Day School In Carroll Gardens

Hannah Senesh Community Day School at 342 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens will resume its Steinhardt Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30 pm, by featuring Aly Raisman.

Raisman, a two-time Olympian and six-time medalist, will be speaking about t"he drivers of her success, the challenges of growing up as an elite gymnast, and the values that have fueled her gymnastics career and her advocacy work around positive self-image."

The conversation will be moderated by Virginia Heffernan, a Brooklyn journalist and Senesh parent.
Tickets are $36 per person and can be bought here.

From Hannah Senesh:
Aly Raisman is a two-time captain of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics gold medal-winning Olympic teams in 2012 and 2016. She is the second-most-decorated American female gymnast in the history of the sport, having earned six total medals during her Olympic career.

A Massachusetts native, born in 1994, Raisman discovered gymnastics not long after she began walking. In an interview with USA Gymnastics, she said, "I was two years old when my mom put me in mommy and me classes. I always had a lot of energy so it was the perfect fit!" The oldest of four children, Raisman is the daughter of two athletic parents. Her mother was a gymnast in high school and her father played hockey.

She quickly became a strong competitor, winning the gold in the vault event at the 2009 American Classic and in the all-around category at the 2011 CoverGirl Classic. Raisman also helped the U.S. gymnastics team win the 2011 World Championships. The following year, she won two gold medals—one in the gymnastics team competition and the other in the individual floor exercise—and a bronze medal for the beam at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2016, Raisman returned to the Olympics in Rio, winning silver medals in the women's individual all-around final and floor exercise and a gold medal in the women's gymnastics team competition.

It is bound to be an interesting conversation. Tickets will go fast, so don't wait to buy yours now.

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