Alicia Sacramone Earns Vault Title at 2010 World Championships
Providence, RI- Former Brown University gymnast and 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist, Alicia Sacramone (Winchester, MA), won a gold medal on the vault and helped lead the US team to a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands last week. Her career world medal total is now nine, including three gold, four silver and two bronze, tying both Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin as the U.S. women with the most world medals.
During Sacramone's freshman season competing with the Bears she was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year, and set school records on the vault, floor and in the all-around. She became the first gymnast in the history of the Ivy League to finish first on every event and win the all-around at the Ivy Classic, and also set a new Ivy Classic record in the all-around and tied the record on vault. However, she gave up her eligibility to compete with the Bears and turned professional in 2007 and competed in the Olympics in 2008.
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