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Aly Raisman Welcomed Home In Needham, Named Deputy Sheriff

NEEDHAM (CBS) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman was officially welcomed home with a parade in her hometown of Needham Sunday afternoon.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports


Hundreds of people then turned out at Memorial Park for the "Aly Rally."

Raisman arrived at the event in the back of a yellow Lamborghini.

Wearing her two gold medals and one bronze from the London Olympics, Raisman thanked everyone for all of their support.

"I don't really know what to say, I'm pretty much speechless for all of you that came out here. It seriously means so much to me," she said.

"It's been the best summer of my life. Thank you all so much and I love you all and I hope I made you all proud."

At the end of the rally Raisman was sworn in by Norfolk County Commissioner Francis O'Brien as a deputy sheriff.

Afterwards, she tweeted a photo of herself cutting the 700-pound cake made in her honor.

Raisman will be at the Natick Mall Monday.


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