Thursday, August 11, 2016

short story slam week 50: Proof U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman predicted her Olympic future at age 9

As if the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team weren’t super-powered enough, “Final Five” captain Aly Raisman can apparently see into the future, too. The Needham, Mass., native apparently predicted her Team USA success as a 9-year-old attending Camp Wicosuta in New Hampshire.

Asked for the camp’s 2003 yearbook, “In 20 years I will be …,” Raisman responded, “An Olympic gymnast,” as revealed on Twitter by Tech Insider managing editor Emily Cohn, who attended camp with Raisman. The three-time gold medalist retweeted the photo after winning the team competition.

Technically, it only took Raisman nine years to achieve her goal, as she first made the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics squad in 2012, when she captured two gold medals and a bronze in London.
Here’s hoping everyone’s dream came true at Camp Wicosuta, including the girl who predicted she’d still be there in 20 years. Hey, if the “Wet Hot American Summer” crew can do it, so can you, Amanda.

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