Alicia Sacramone

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Disappointment Has a Silver (Medal) Lining

As gymnast beats herself up, American fans go wild

(Newser) - Despite failing to win an individual medal, and her tearful insistence that she cost the US the team gold, gymnast Alicia Sacramone is enjoying wild popularity among fans across the world, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I guess it's kind of surprising,” said Sacramone, who has climbed as... More »

Shawn Grabs Third Silver

Luikin wins bronze, one medal short of her dad's 1988 take

(Newser) - US gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin were edged out of a gold medal yesterday in the floor exercise competition by Romania's Sandra Izbasa—but Johnson took the silver and Liukin the bronze. It was the third silver for Johnson who has one last chance for Olympic gold tomorrow on... More »

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