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Brown's Sacramone Earns Vault Title at 2010 World Championships

Brown's Alicia Sacramone
Brown's Alicia Sacramone

USA Gymnastics Release | USOC Release

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Former Brown gymnast Alicia Sacramone won the world vault title at the 2010 World Championships at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

"This week, Alicia demonstrated again how much value, leadership, and talent she brings to our program," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "She is very deserving of this fantastic achievement."

Sacramone won the vault gold medal with a 15.200, the average of her two vault scores. She is just the second U.S. woman to win the world vault title, and she now has one gold, one silver and two bronze world vault medals. Sacramone's career world medal total is now nine (three gold, four silver and two bronze), tying Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin as the U.S. women with the most world medals.

For her performance, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced gymnast Sacramone and cyclist Taylor Phinney as its October Athletes of the Month, while USA Basketball's Women's World Championship Team was awarded Team of the Month honors.