Aly Raisman has a good shot at making it onto the 2020 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team. At 23, she’s still in top shape: she has competed in two previous Olympic games and shows the leadership to be the captain once again.
Raisman herself loves the sport… “It has been wonderful for me, I’ve been very fortunate to do so well in it.”
However, lately, Raisman has gotten attention for the statement she delivered during Larry Nassars sexual abuse hearing. Over a period of four days, more than 150 young women and their parents addressed the former doctor, confronting him about his abusive behaviors towards them. Judge Rosmarie Aquilina sentenced Nassar to 175 years in prison. Additionally, Nassar was sentanced to an additional 25 to 40 years in a separate case in Michigan’s Eaton County.
Raisman has now become a voice for change in the sport. She has stated she won’t rest until there is an independent investigation of both USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, as well as Michigan State University, where Nassar worked as a sports physician from 1997 to 2016.
Both the USOC and USA Gymnastics have said that they support investigations into their organizations.
For now, Raisman says she would like to focus on bringing justice to this case. She believes that doing that is way more important than earning another gold medal.
Personally, I believe that if Raisman didn’t have this case to worry about, she would be fully capable of going back to the 2020 Olympics due to her drive and love for the sport. What do you guys think? Do you believe she’d be able to make a comeback and make it to the 2020 Olympics?