For Aly Raisman, individual gold worth the wait ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Marcelo Del Pozo /REUTERS Misty May-Treanor of the US hits the ball during a women's beach volleyball semifinal match against China. May-Treanor and her partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings, advanced to the finals. Matthias Schrader/ASSOCIATED PRESS Spain’s Marta Mangue Gonzalez, left, embraces teammate Begona Fernandez Molinos after defeating Croatia in their women's handball quarterfinal match. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Aly Raisman of Needham hugs coach Mihai Brestyan after winning the gold medal for the artistic gymnastic final. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images Aly Raisman of Needham performs during the women's beam competition of the artistic gymnastics event. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Aly Raisman of Needham competes on the beam during the the artistic gymnastics final. Mike Blake/REUTERS Russia's Kseniia Afanaseva competes in the women's gymnastics balance beam final. Mike Blake/REUTERS China's Deng Linlin competes in the women's gymnastics balance beam final. Brian Snyder/REUTERS France's Hamilton Sabot competes in the men's gymnastics parallel bars final. Mark Blinch/REUTERS Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva fails to clear the bar in the women's pole vault final. Mike Blake/REUTERS Gabrielle Douglas of the United States falls as she competes in the women's gymnastics balance beam final. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images Germany's gymnast Marcel Nguyen performs to win silver in the men's parallel bars competition. Al Bello/Getty Images Matthieu Rossett of France competes in the men’s 3-meter springboard diving semifinal. Michael Steele/Getty Images Robert Grabarz of Great Britain competes in the men's high jump final. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Athletes dive at the start of the men's triathlon event. Tim Wimborne/REUTERS Belgium's Simon De Cuyper competes in the men's triathlon final. Paul Gilham/Getty Images Felipe Van De Wyngard of Chile and Brendan Sexton of Australia compete in the swim portion of the men’s triathlon. Mike Segar/REUTERS Canada’s Krista Phillips, right, reaches for the rebound with Tamika Catchings, center, and Tina Charles, both of the United States in the women’s quarterfinal basketball match. Eric Gay/AP Canada’s Kim Smith, left, and American Tamika Catchings chase a loose ball during a quarterfinal women’s basketball game. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Mexico’s Diego Reyes (13) goes up for a header against Senegal’s Moussa Konate during their quarterfinal men’s soccer match. Julio Cortez/AP Giulia Rambaldi, left, of Italy tugs on the bathing suit of He Jin of China during their women’s semifinal fifth to eighth place water polo match. Damir Sagolj/REUTERS Tunisia’s Hassine Ayari, left, battles with Morocco’s Choukri Atafi on the men’s 96Kg Greco-Roman wrestling. MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz, rear, wrestles Georgia’s Manucher Tskhadaia during their 96 kg Greco-Roman wrestling semifinal match. Damir Sagolj/REUTERS Iran’s Saeid Morad Abdvali, in blue, tussles with France’s Steeve Guenot on the men’s 66Kg Greco-Roman wrestling. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images Timothy Drummond of South Africa dives to pass a ball during the field hockey preliminary round match against Argentina. Ivan Alvarado/REUTERS China’s Ma Yunwen, left, and Hui Ruoqi react after losing their women’s quarterfinal volleyball match against Japan. Anja Niedringhaus/AP China’s Liu Xiang sits after falling in a men's 110-meter hurdles heat. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images Jason Richardson of the United States competes in the men’s 110-meter hurdles heats. Morry Gash/AP Shamar Sands of the Bahamas falls after hitting a hurdle in the men’s 100-meter hurdles. Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, center, runs to a first-place finish in his men’s 200-meter round 1 heat. William WEST/AFP/Getty Images Britain’s Nick Dempsey poses with his sons Thomas-Flynn, left, and Oscar after he won silver in the men’s RS:X sailing class. Bernat Armangue/AP Spain’s Marina Alabau celebrates after winning the RS:X women’s gold medal. Hannah Johnston/Getty Images Bronze medalist Aly Raisman of Needham poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the artistic gymnastics women’s beam final. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images Gold medalist Aly Raisman of Needham on the podium for the women’s floor exercise artistic gymnastics event.