ALICA SACRAMONE WINS 10th MEDAL AT WORLDS GYMNASTICS

ALICA SACRAMONE WINS 10th MEDAL AT WORLDS GYMNASTICS
Alicia Sacramone won a record 10th medal at the world gymnastics championships without setting foot on the floor. The U.S. kids were more than all right, responding to the loss of Beijing Olympic captain Alicia Sacramone with a commanding performance that gave them first place in qualifying Saturday at the world gymnastics championships and a spot in next summer's London Games.

"There's only one better way to follow a 20-for-20 performance [in the qualifications round], and that's 12-for-12 in team finals," John Geddert, the U.S. coach, told The Associated Press. "I think they're oblivious. I didn't see one ounce of nerves out there. It was, 'Let's have fun and go do gymnastics.'"
The U.S. women's gymnastics team, from left: alternate Anna Li, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Sabrina Vega, Alexandra Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas.
Sacramone will receive a gold medal after the U.S. women ran away with the title at the world gymnastics championships Tuesday night even though she was back in the United States recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles. The Americans finished with 234.253 points, more than three points ahead of defending champion Russia (231.062) and almost four in front of Beijing Olympic champion China (230.370).

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