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Alicia Sacramone To Attempt Comeback

US gymnast Alicia Sacramone, who became a blog sensation during the 2008 Olympics, is attempting a comeback starting this weekend with the CoverGirl Classic. The event will be her first since the 2008 Olympics, in which two costly falls helped keep the US from team Gold (although her falls alone were not enough of a deduction to keep the US from gold). Sacramone also failed to medal on any of her apparatus events.

While Sacramone says she ‘didn’t have any muscle left’ when she got back into the gym for the first time, no one will doubt her toughness.

After a dream 2007 season in which Sacramone won medals on the vault and the floor exercise, as well as delivering the clinching floor exercise routine to win the World Championships for the United States.

Sacramone will compete only on the balance beam and vault this weekend, and she has just three weeks until the US Championships, during which she will attempt to make next year’s World Championship team.

A captain of the US gymnastics team retiring after falling twice in the Olympics is maybe the worst ending  you could draw up if you were making a movie. But maybe her brief time away from the sport is just the low point of the movie before she gets back into the gym and eventually helps the US women to Gold in London.

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  1. July 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Dude, how did you get a story on big lead? Sweet.

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