SPORTS, GYMNAST ALY RAISMAN POSES NAKED FOR "ESPN"
but That's Not What Scares Her Most
The 21-year-old Olympic gymnast is one of several athletes going nude for ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue, showing off her impressive 5-ft., 2-in., 115-lb. frame while opening up about life post-London.
"Every day is a challenge," she says. "Even though at the 2012
Olympics we were so happy to win the gold medal, every day is not like
that. I think people don't understand that; people don't see that side
of the sport – the frustration, how much it takes a toll on your body,
and mentally as well."
Raisman, who made it to the finals of Dancing with the Stars
in season 16, admits she took a year-long break from her sport
following the games – "After one Olympics, most people are just burnt
out," she explains – but she hasn't ruled out competing in Rio next