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Needham rallies behind gold medalist Aly Raisman

NEEDHAM — Along with several thousand fans on a Needham baseball field on Sunday, John Madsen peered toward a gazebo at the front of the crowd, hoping for a glimpse of Aly Raisman.

When Raisman saw him and waved, it hardly came as a surprise. The captain of the US women’s gymnastics team is the sister of one of Madsen’s close friends.

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