Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman took to Instagram Tuesday to confirm rumors that she will not be competing in her third straight Summer Olympics.
“The past 10 years have been such a whirlwind that I haven’t really processed all that has happened, and sometimes I wonder whether I ever will,” wrote the 25-year-old Massachusetts native. “I’ve live a pretty fast-paced life and sometimes I have to remind myself to slow down, unplug from technology and take the time to appreciate what I’ve experienced and learned.”
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Feeling very grateful… Thank you to my parents, Brett, Chloe, Madison, my coaches Mihai & Silvie, my teammates, Octagon, and everyone else who supported me. It takes a village to get to the Olympics, and I am so appreciative of every single person that helped me along the way. A huge thank you to my fans – your support has meant everything to me. I am very lucky to have been able to do something I love for so many years & I’m excited for what’s next!
Raisman, who also shared a video of herself as a young girl doing gymnastics, ended her note by confirming she plans to continue her work to make the sport of gymnastics safer.
The Tokyo games are set to kick off in July.