Alicia Sacramone Bio, Parents, Brady Quinn, Age, Net Worth and Olympics

Alicia Sacramone Biography

Alicia Sacramone {Full name- Alicia Marie Sacramone Quinn (/ˌsækrəˈmoʊni/)} is a retired American artistic gymnast who was born on December 3, 1987, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She won a silver medal with the United States team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. With ten medals, Sacramone is the second-most decorated American gymnast in World Championship history.

Alicia Sacramone Parents

Sacramone was born to parents Fred, an orthodontist, and Gail Sacramone, a hairstylist and salon owner in Boston on December 3, 1987. She is of Italian descent and has an older brother, Jonathan. She graduated from Winchester High School in 2006.

Alicia Sacramone started studying dance at the age of five and started gymnastics three years later, in 1996. She trained with Mihai and Silvia Brestyan at a club called Gymnastics and More, and followed them when they opened their own facility in Ashland, Massachusetts. The Brestyans served as Sacramone’s coaches for the rest of her career. In 2002, Sacramone started competing at the elite level and made the national team for the first time in 2003.

Alicia Sacramone Brady Quinn

In August 2013, Sacramone announced her engagement to former Notre Dame and NFL quarterback Brady Quinn and they married in March 2014. She announced the birth of their first daughter, Sloan Scott Quinn, on instagram on August 6, 2016. On July 6, 2018, they welcomed their second daughter, Teagan Marie Quinn.

Alicia Sacramone Age

Sacramone is a retired American artistic gymnast who won a silver medal with the United States team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She is 31 years old as of 2019.

Alicia Sacramone Height

Sacramone stands at 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) and weighs 117 lbs (53 kg).

Alicia Sacramone Net Worth

Alicia Marie Sacramone was born in Boston, Massachusetts in December 1987. She started dancing at five and training in gymnastics at eight years old. Alicia Sacramone is a retired American gymnast who has a net worth of $8 million.

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Alicia Sacramone 2004

Alicia Sacramone placed 14th in the all-around, won a bronze medal on floor exercise, and placed fourth on vault, earning a spot on the national team at the 2003 National Championships. She participated in her first international competition as a senior later that year, the Massilia Gym Cup in Marseille, France, where she placed fourth on floor and ninth on vault.

Sacramone helped the U.S. win a team gold medal at the Pacific Alliance Championships in Honolulu and won the individual vault title in 2004. Her performances caught the attention of the media, which began to mention her as a contender for the American team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. An error-filled performance at the 2004 U.S. Nationals, however, dashed her hopes of an Olympic berth. Although Alicia Sacramone tied with Mohini Bhardwaj for the silver medal on the vault, she finished in 19th place overall and did not qualify to the Olympic Trials. She also injured her back and required time off to recover.

Sacramone continued competing in late 2004 as a member of the national team and was assigned to several international meets, including the Pan American Individual Event Championships, where she won the vault and floor exercise titles. Sacramone attracted media attention again when she upset reigning Olympic vault champion Monica Roşu of Romania to take first place on the event at the World Cup Finals in Birmingham, England.

Alicia Sacramone 2005

Alicia Sacramone won the individual titles on floor and vault at the 2005 National Championships, scoring a 9.9 on floor, and placed third on the balance beam and fourth in the all-around. She was named to the American team, along with Nastia Liukin and Chellsie Memmel, for the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, where she won a gold medal on floor and placed third on vault. Sacramone also defended her World Cup vault title.

Sacramone continued to compete for the U.S. team in 2006 and participated in the World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, where she won a silver medal with the American squad and an individual silver on the vault. She defended her vault and floor titles at that year’s U.S. Nationals.

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Sacramone in Full Flight

Alicia Sacramone College

Alicia Sacramone enrolled in Brown University and joined the school’s gymnastics team in September 2006. She juggled a full NCAA competition schedule with her elite training at Brestyan’s during the 2006–07 season. She was the first female American gymnast since Kelly Garrison in the late 1980s to combine full-time university studies and NCAA competition with elite gymnastics.

Sacramone broke the school’s records for the highest scores in the all-around, vault and floor exercise during her first year at Brown. She was named ECAC Rookie of the Year and swept the Ivy League Classic, becoming the first gymnast to win the all-around and all four events, and posting the highest all-around total ever recorded at the competition. Alicia Sacramone qualified as an individual on the floor exercise for the NCAA National Championships, the second Brown gymnast ever to do so, but did not advance beyond the preliminary round.

Alicia Sacramone 2008

Sacramone continued to work with the Brown gymnastics team as a volunteer assistant coach in the 2007–08 academic year. She remained a student at Brown, concentrated in sociology, but took the spring 2008 semester off to prepare for the Olympics. Alicia Sacramone competed well at the National Championships in Boston and the Olympic Trials in Philadelphia, and on July 19, she was named to the U.S. team for Beijing.

Sacramone performed on three events in both the qualifying and team final rounds of competition at the Olympics. She posted a 15.675 score on vault but fell on both floor (14.125) and beam (15.1) in the team final. Alicia Sacramone was largely blamed for the American team’s silver medal placement, and was the subject of negative commentary in media reports in the day following the Olympic team finals. She took responsibility for the results, saying, “It’s kinda hard not to blame myself.”

However, analysts in the gymnastics community, including University of Georgia head coach Suzanne Yoculan, former Olympian John Roethlisberger and International Gymnast editor Paul Ziert, noted that the American team started the competition at a difficult point deficit to the Chinese and that mathematically, Alicia Sacramone could not have been personally or exclusively responsible for the U.S. team’s results. “We’ve all made mistakes. It’s just really hard to see her go and leave these Olympics knowing that she thinks it’s her fault. It is definitely not, and we’ve all been encouraging her very much,” teammate Bridget Sloan said in an interview.

Alicia Sacramone placed third on vault in the preliminary round of competition and qualified to the individual final on that event. In the vault final, she placed fourth behind Hong Un Jong, Oksana Chusovitina and Cheng Fei. She also placed fourth on beam in preliminaries behind Li Shanshan of China, Liukin and Johnson, but did not advance to the eight-person event finals due to the “two per country” rule.

Sacramone confirmed her retirement in February 2009 during an interview at a Boston Bruins game after the Olympics.

Alicia Sacramone 2011

Alicia Sacramone signed a deal with Under Armour to supply her with competitive apparel for domestic competitions early in 2011. She added floor exercise to her competitive repertoire at the CoverGirl Classic in Chicago in July 2011. Alicia Sacramone won gold on vault, tied for gold on beam with Jordyn Wieber, and won the bronze on floor (13.9), competing on three events.

Sacramone won the balance beam title with a two-night score of 30.1 at August’s National Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. She placed second to McKayla Maroney on vault (30.6)[45] and tied with Hallie Mossett for eighth place on floor exercise (27.35). Sacramone was named to the World Championships team, after participating in two selection camps at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas.

Alicia Sacramone Achilles

Alicia Sacramone tore her Achilles tendon while training for the World Championships in Tokyo. She returned to the U.S. immediately for surgery. The team, however, kept her name on the roster, and she was given a gold medal despite not competing. This gave her the most World Championships medals of any female American gymnast, with ten. In 2015, Simone Biles broke that record.

Alicia Sacramone 2012

Alicia Sacramone placed first on vault and third on balance beam and qualified for the 2012 Visa National Championships. Sacramone placed second on vault and balance beam at the Olympic Trial, but was not named to the Olympic team. “I leave this sport with no regrets,” she posted on her Twitter feed shortly after the team was selected.

Alicia Sacramone Hall Of Fame

  1. It was announced that on December 15, 2015, that Sacramone had been inducted as a 2016 class of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
  2. Sacramone was inducted into the Louisiana Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, located at the American Italian Cultural Center in 2013.

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