Aly Raisman looked unflappable in helping lead the US women’s gymnastics team to the gold and taking two gold medals in all at the 2012 London Olympics. But that doesn’t mean the 18-year-old Raisman is immune to normal teenage mistakes like accidentally tweeting clubbing plans to the world.
Raisman, the gold medal winner for the floor exercise, sent a tweet meant to be private about meeting up with the men’s gymnastics teams in London but instead shared it with her more than 380,000 followers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
She tweeted: “Okay I have no idea were going with the guy gymnasts to some club I’ll find out for you were so nervous. Omg.”
It shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that Aly Raisman would want to go out to celebrate. There are just a few days left in the 2012 Olympics, and she helped the United States earn gold in one of the most-watched Olympic finals and finally has cleared her competition schedule for the immediate future. And at 18, Raisman is the legal drinking age in London, so she isn’t doing anything illegal either.
The funniest part might have been her attempt to cover up. Shortly after the clubbing tweet was sent, it was deleted again, replaced by an innocuous tweet about staying in and going to bed early. It might be a half-hearted attempt to fool her parents, but, by the time the cover-up tweet was sent, her original message had made the rounds on the internet.
So excited to go to sleep early tonight long but fun day!!!
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 8, 2012
It wasn’t clear if Aly Raisman meant to send the original tweet to another member of the “Fierce Five,” as the women’s gymnastics team has become known. That is, if the tweet was even real. Bleacher Report noted that the deleted clubbing tweet appeared to have a different cover photo and lacked the blue verified check of Aly Raisman’s official account.