Needham's Aly Raisman has made the cover of Sports Illustrated.
The gymnast, heading to the 2012 Summer Olympics, is featured along with other team members on the cover hitting news stands this week. Also on the cover are gymnasts Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber.
"This is the first ever Sports Illustrated cover featuring the entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and the first for any gymnast since Kerri Stug made the Dec. 18, 1996, Year in Pictures issue,'' Comcast Sports reported today, with screen shot of the cover.
The 18-year-old Raisman was appreciative and excited when she was named to the team earlier this summer. “I couldn’t even breathe,” Raisman said at the time. “It was such a special moment, and I’m so honored and so excited.”