Aly Raisman: I'm Trying To Stay Positive After Losing Bronze Medal

Dan Evon

Aly Raisman had the third-highest score at the end of the all-around women's gymnastics competition at the 2012 London Olympics, but she still ended up walking away without an Olympic medal. The US captain tied for third place with Russia’s Aliya Mustafina, but after a scorecard tie-breaker, Mustafina stepped up to the podium while Raisman tried to hold her head high.

Raisman said:

"I'm trying to stay positive about it. Of course it's a huge bummer, but I'm still fourth in the world, so that's something to be proud of. It is what it is."

Raisman said:

"I was hoping that they were going to give both of us the bronze... It wasn't until I came back (to the interview area) that a media person told me I had finished fourth on a count-back. I was definitely really sad. I knew it said I was fourth on the scoreboard, but the scores were exactly the same."