Olympic Parents Deserve Gold For Their Reaction To Daughter's Routine

The parents of an Olympic competitor on the United States women’s gymnastics team stress out in the audience while watching their daughter perform in Rio.

Despite the fact that she has won Olympic gold metals in the past, gymnast Alexandra Raisman's parents still get nervous watching her compete. 

Alexandra Raisman, a gymnast on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, was competing for a qualifying spot in the Olympic Games on Sunday when her parents squirmed in their seats with anxiety watching her daughter on the uneven bars, People reported.

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Lynn and Rick Raisman, the 22-year-old’s parents, also had similar facial reactions at the London Olympic Games in 2012 while watching Alexandra compete.

“At first we don’t want her to know where we are in the stands so we’re almost hiding,” Rick said. “It’s just one of those moments. It’s just so magnified. Every single twist and turn. It’s just crazy.”

The gymnast already has two gold Olympic medals, yet Lynn and Rick still seem to be nervous for her.

After watching a viral video of their reactions, the gymnast’s parents weighed in on their hysterical expressions saying, “I’m a little horrified right now,” Rick said. “It’s funny,” Lynn said.

Lynn explained the reason behind her multiple anxious reactions at the games.

“I get nervous because I know what goes into it and how many hours she’s prepared and how hard she is on herself, and I want her to be happy and go out there and do the best performance she can do,” she said. “So when it’s over, she is happy no matter the results, so I do get nervous. But whatever she was doing I want her to have the best outcome.”

We can’t blame Alexandra’s parents for being nervous for their daughter at the Olympic Games, as any of us would feel just as anxious if it was our child.

Plus, their reaction makes for one priceless GIF. 

Banner Image Credit: Youtube screenshot,Inside Edition

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