Aly Raisman Parents Cheer, Wince, Squirm, Worry During Olympic Routine [Video]

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The highs and lows of the Summer Olympics were on full display during preliminary competition in women's gymnastics last night.

Reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber was reduced to tears after failing to qualify for the finals, while Aly Raisman was among two Americans who did move on to the medal round.

But not without a lot of anxiety on the part of her parents, Lynn and Ricky, who were mic'd up and videotaped by NBC as their daughter attempted to move on. The results were both humorous and adorable, as you can witness mother and father living and dying with every move Aly makes:

"It was such a thrill to watch our daughter compete at the Olympic games," Lynn and Ricky said after the event. "We are so proud and happy she advanced to finals and can't wait for team finals. All the girls did so great, we are proud of them all."

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"Ditto" to the previous comment. This video is a horrible portrayal of the Reisman household. Not worth an Olympic medal.

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I don't find this adorable at all. The mother is clearly living vicariously and WAY too stressed out. Would you want to go home to those people if you HADN'T come through in the clutch? Good grief, they're her parents, but they're barking at her like boxing coaches. They should let her be the competitive one. They seem too aware of what a meal ticket she'll be for them if she wins the whole thing.