Rasiman, who got her gymnastics start in Newton, is the subject of a new 30-minute documentary, "Aly Raisman: Bringing Home Gold," to debut Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The documentary will air on Channel 52 for Newton Comcast subscribers (Channel 852 in high-definition).
Sponsored by Poland Spring, the new documentary is a follow-up to Comcast SportsNet New England's previous feature, a two-hour special that aired in three installments prior to the London Games.
"Aly Raisman: Quest for Gold" showed Raisman preparing for the U.S. Olympic Trials, ending with her qualifying for the 2012 Games.
Raisman went on to win a bronze medal in the individual balance beam competition, a gold medial in the individual floor routine and a gold medal in the team all-around.
"'Bringing Home Gold' completes the 2012 Olympic story of this gymnastics sensation with an exclusive, up-close-and-personal look," according to a press release sent out Sept. 14 by Comcast SportsNet New England.
"With unprecedented access to Aly’s life over the past several weeks, the documentary follows the gymnast as she returns to Massachusetts from London—having left Needham as a local star and returning as an international superstar," the release states. "Comcast SportsNet captures Aly as she greets her hometown, travels through the media circuit, shakes hands with other celebs, and other happenings as she is thrust into her new life as a star."
Clips from the documentary will also air on CSNNE.com, and the documentary will be shown again on Comcast SportsNet throughout September and October, according to the press release. Look for a schedule of the air dates and times soon on CSNNE.com.
The new documentary features an exclusive interview with Raisman, who talks about her experiences during and after the Olympics.
“I've gotten to do everything I've always dreamed of doing,” Raisman says in the documentary. “Going to the Olympics and winning two golds and a bronze, and then being able to do things [like] go to fashion shows and be on TV shows—it's been so exciting and it's been a really amazing summer."
Raisman has had a busy several weeks since returning from London. She and her U.S. Women's Gymnastics teammates were honored recently at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards and have been traveling from city to city as part of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastic Champions.
Raisman and teammate McKayla Maroney were both injured last weekend while performing in California as part of the tour. But Raisman assured fans this week that she is doing OK and has enjoyed some much needed rest since her fall from the uneven bars.
The accolades and honors continue pouring in for Raisman, who was featured on the front covers of The Improper Bostonian and Sports Illustrated before she left for London. In August, it was announced that she would be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame next spring.
And locally, Raisman was honored with a parade and rally upon her return, as well as the installation of town signs, a special banner on the MBTA's Commuter Rail and even a lifetime supply of her favorite dishes from a Needham restaurant.