Alicia Sacramone was born on December 3, 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts, and began taking gymnastics lessons at 8 years old. After winning dozens of World Championship and U.S. National Championship medals, Sacramone competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and brought home a silver medal for women's team gymnastics. Since then, she has reportedly mentioned possible plans to retire from elite competition, leading fans to believe that her slated 2012 Olympic run could be her last.
Olympic and Championship Medals
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 3, 1987, Alicia Sacramone began taking gymnastics lessons when she was only 8 years old, and began competing at tournaments soon after. Joining the U.S. national team in 2003 brought Sacramone's gymnastics career to new heights; she won 12 medals at the U.S. National Championships from 2004-2008.
Sacramone competed at the U.S. National Championships from 2003 to 2011, winning gold eight times, as well as nine other medals. From 2005 to 2011, she competed at the World Championships, winning a total of ten medals, including four gold medals in the vault, floor and team competitions. For the 2005 World Championships, held in Melbourne, Australia, she competed as part of the American gymnastics team, along with such teammates as Chellsie Memmel and Nastia Liukin. Sacramone graduated from Winchester High School in Massachussets in 2006.
At age 20, Scaramone competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China -- alongside such teammates as Chellsie Memmel, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson -- and brought home a silver medal for women's team gymnastics. Since then, Sacramone has reportedly mentioned possible plans to retire from elite gymnastics competition, leading fans to believe that her slated 2012 Olympic run could be her last.
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