One for the road
Sheer awesomeness is a good measure of a great performance, too. Needham's own Aly Raisman won a gold medal as part of the US's gymanstics team, and then followed it up by winning gold in the individual floor exercise and bronze in the beam event.
The 18-year old was the captain of the US gymnastics team and was a big part of the feel-good story of the entire US Olympic team.
She's returned to New England to much fanfare since, hailed for bringing the gold home in a sport the US hadn't taken first place in since 1996.