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Raisman, Women’s Gymnastics Team Visit White House; President Obama, McKayla Not Impressed

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(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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WASHINGTON, DC (CBS) – President Barack Obama honored the US Women’s Gymnastics team, including Olympic gold-medal winner Aly Raisman of Needham on Thursday evening.

The White House released an official photo of the gathering on its Flickr page on Friday.

A photo of Raisman’s teammate McKayla Maroney may have stolen the show, however, showing that she clearly was “not impressed” with President Obama and vice versa.

Of course, that photo was taken in good fun. In case you missed it, the “McKayla is not impressed” movement started with a photo of Maroney frowning on the medal stand this past summer.

Someone decided to photoshop her into famous pictures or situations looking “unimpressed.” As is evidenced by this website, the trend quickly caught on.

mckayla Raisman, Womens Gymnastics Team Visit White House; President Obama, McKayla Not Impressed

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Of course, the official White House photo does not appeared to be doctored. And while the joke may have gotten old by now, Maroney has shown to be a good sport about the whole ordeal.

Hometown hero Aly Raisman was the captain of the gold medal-winning team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and an individual gold medal winner on the floor.

She becomes the latest on a long list of numerous Boston sports champions in recent years to be invited to the White House. That growing list includes the Bruins in 2011, the Celtics in 2008, the Red Sox in 2007 and the New England Patriots in 2005.

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