2012 Bostonians of the Year: Aly Raisman and Kayla Harrison
For their shining achievements in this year of the female athlete, and their sustained ability to inspire, Aly Raisman and Kayla Harrison are the Globe Magazine’s Bostonians of the Year. In 2012, for the first time in Olympic history, there were more women than men on the US team, and every nation--even Saudi Arabia--had a coed squad. American female athletes snared not just more total medals than their male teammates, but nearly twice as many golds. In fact, the American women alone won more golds (29) than the complete squads from every other country besides China (38) and Great Britain (also 29).
Since 2004, the Boston Globe Magazine has named a Bostonian of the Year. Here’s a look back at previous winners.