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Alicia Sacramone is a gymnast competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA. She is the 2010 world vault champion and a 2008 Olympic team silver medalist.

Eight months after tearing her Achilles tendon, Alicia Sacramone was back on the competition floor vying for a spot on the London Olympic Team. Despite four strong meets between Nationals and Trials, however, Sacramone was not named to the 2012 squad.

Sacramone was once again pegged the team leader of an otherwise young U.S. group selected for 2011 Worlds in Tokyo. Days before competition, Sacramone tore her Achilles' tendon in training. She was immediately flown home from Tokyo and underwent surgery to repair her Achilles on Oct. 10. Despite watching the competition from the U.S., Sacramone was awarded a team gold - a record tenth world medal. After months of physical therapy, she resumed gymnastics training on February 20, 2012.

Sacramone struggled at the Beijing Olympics and wants to end her career on a better note. After more than a year away from gymnastics, she returned to the gym in September 2009 and began serious workouts that December. Her first meet back was in July 2010 where Sacramone competed on vault and beam and qualified for the VISA National Championships. Many said she was in even better shape than during the Olympic year.

Sacramone's first season back to competition was capped off with the 2010 world vault title. In Rotterdam, she topped the newly crowned all-around champion Aliya Mustafina of Russia to claim gold on vault. Sacramone also qualified for the event finals on beam where she finished fifth and helped the U.S. women win the team silver medal.

On her return to gymnastics, Sacramone says she isn't as "nervous or as stressed as I used to be. It's gotten to the point where I've done this so many times, I know what I'm doing."

She competed two events in 2010, beam and vault. For 2011, Sacramone added floor exercise, but after tearing her Achilles on that event during training at Worlds, she went back to just beam and vault.

Sacramone struggled during the Beijing Games. A mistake on floor during the qualification round kept her out of the event final and she missed qualifying for the beam final by a slim margin. Sacramone fell twice during the team final and was edged by China's Cheng Fei for the bronze medal on vault.

In 2010, she added a gold and silver to an already impressive world championship resume: gold on floor in 2005, silver on vault in 2006, and a bronze on vault and silver on floor from 2007. While she did not compete at 2011 Worlds after tearing her Achilles, she was awarded the team gold medal since she was on the team named to compete.

The straight-talking Sacramone says in the past, she was "difficult" and "not willing to listen" to her longtime coach, Romanian Mihai Brestyan. Now, at age 24 and the oldest member of the U.S. gymnastics team, Sacramone says she's changed. She often fields questions and advises the younger gymnasts, many of whom she's taken under her wing as the unofficial team mom.

Sacramone is dating former Denver Bronco's player Brady Quinn. The QB attended her comeback meet, 2010 CoverGirl Classic, and Sacramone travels to watch his games when her schedule allows.

During the 2006-07 school year, Sacramone pulled double duty, competing for Brown's gymnastics team while maintaining her position on the U.S. National team. After the 2007 Worlds, she made the Olympics her priority and turned professional, foregoing her NCAA eligibility.

As a standout on the U.S. National team on floor and vault, many believed that Sacramone was a contender for the 2004 Games, despite her international inexperience. But a disastrous 2004 Nationals kept her from advancing to the Olympic Trials, and she spent August of that year watching the Games on television — when she could bear to. That, coupled with a back fracture, nearly drove Sacramone to quit the sport.

As a child, Sacramone enrolled in dance classes but quickly found them boring and switched to gymnastics when she was nearly 9, giving her a relatively late start in the sport. She caught up quickly, though, and reached the elite level at age 12.

Sacramone says her post post-Beijing opportunity was attending Fashion Week in New York City. In the future she wants to start her own line of clothing.


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Age: 28 years old
Birthday: December 3, 1987
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Nickname: Alish
Big Al
Full Name / Real Name: Alicia Marie Sacramone
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Hometown: Winchester, MA
Current Residence: Winchester, MA

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