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Parents root, agonize on the sidelines at Olympics

When Needham gymnast Aly Raisman competes in the ­individual all-around Thursday, the pressure is really going to be on. On her parents, that is.

“I’m almost more tense for them than for her,” said Amy Nobile, a Hingham author and mother of two. “You’re watching [the Raismans] thinking ‘don’t have a hernia.’ I can’t even imagine that pressure,” Nobile said.

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