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Gymnast Alicia Sacramone calls it a career

Alicia Sacramone already had retired once after the Beijing Olympics and had made two comebacks. “This time’s for real, though,” insisted the Winchester gymnast, who’ll make a formal announcement on Tuesday that she is leaving the sport with a bemedaled legacy after a decade at the elite level.

The 25-year-old Sacramone, who just missed making last year’s US team for London after rebounding from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, will depart as the most decorated American global gymnast with 10 medals from five world championships, four of them gold, plus a silver team medal from the 2008 Games.

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