It's a nerve-wracking experience for any parent to watch a child compete. The parents of U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman have made it clear that the intensity for family members in the stands is turned up a few notches when that competition is a stage as big as the Olympics. They might feel the intensity of the moment more than anyone else in Rio.
Rick and Lynn Raisman squirm almost uncontrollably while their daughter competes. They did it in 2012 at the London Olympics, and they were at it again when Raisman competed in Rio on Sunday, as you can see in the video above. It's charming and amusing, but you feel their pain.
In 2012, after seeing his own reactions to his daughter's performance, Rick told the USA Today, "I'm a little horrified right now... At first we don't want her to know where we are in the stands so we're almost hiding. It's just one of those moments. It's just so magnified. Every single twist and turn. It's just crazy."