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July 30, 2012 11:45 am

U.S. Gymnast Aly Raisman Advances in Olympics With ‘Hava Nagila’ Routine (VIDEO)

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Alexandra "Aly" Raisman. Source:

Gymnast Alexandra Raisman, 18, has made the all-around individual finals for the U.S. at the London Olympics. The Jewish athlete from Needham, Mass., advanced by performing a routine set to the music of “Hava Nagila,” a well-known Jewish song that has often been used in sports routines.

Raisman’s coaches are Romanians Mihai and Sylvia Brestyan, who had coached the Israeli national team in the early 1990s.

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