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Alicia Sacramone, 2008 Olympic gymnastics captain, retires

Gymnast Alicia Sacramone talks during an interview after

Gymnast Alicia Sacramone talks during an interview after podium training at the 2010 CoverGirl Classic gymnastics meet at the UIC Pavilion. (July 23, 2010) Credit: AP

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gymnast Alicia Sacramone is retiring after setting a U.S. record with 10 medals at the world championships.

The 25-year-old Winchester, Mass., native had called it quits after the Beijing Olympics, where she was captain of the U.S. team that won the silver medal. But she returned in 2010 and won three more medals at the world championships, including gold on vault. It was her second world title, following her floor exercise gold in 2005.

Sacramone's 10th medal broke a tie with Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin for most by a U.S. gymnast, and it came without her on the floor. Sacramone ruptured her Achilles tendon during training at the 2011 worlds, where the Americans went on to win the team title.

Sacramone made a comeback last summer, but failed to make the team for the London Olympics.

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