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.”