Great Olympics parent moments

Great Olympics parent moments

(ABC NEWS) -- NBC has caught some flack for their Olympics coverage, but cutting to Olympic parents' reactions has become a staple and made for some amazing television moments. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman's parents, Rick and Lynn Raisman, have become Internet sensations after cameras caught them squirming, twitching and yelling during their daughter's routine Sunday. As their 18-year-old swung up, over and around the bars during the qualifier for the all-around final, viewers could hear the Raismans giving an animated play-by-play. "Stick it! Stick it," they yelled, and the video clip went viral. In an interview with USA Today Monday, the Raismans talked about those anxious moments. "We know how long and how hard she's worked, literally everyday for the past 15 years," Rick said, adding that he and his wife felt "relief, happiness, joy" when Aly's routine was over.

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by ABC NEWS

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

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