Photos: Remember Alicia Sacramone? You Do Now

Two years after announcing her retirement following the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, American gymnast Alicia Sacramone was back on the beam at the World Gymnastics Championships last week in Rotterdam, Holland.

Alicia Sacramone New Photos 2010

(*rubs eyes*)

Like so many other Olympians who enjoy the perishable attention that an every-fourth-year worldwide audience provides, Sacramone has lost her insta-celeb status.

Alicia Sacramone New Photos 2010

So much so that her participation in such a prominent gymnastics competition last week was almost completely overlooked by the stateside sports media.

Alicia Sacramone New Photos 2010

But, I’m happy to report that apparently her appetite for the spotlight has returned. (Go figure.)

Sacramone, who won gold in the vault at Rotterdam, has yet to reveal if she’ll vie for a spot on the 2012 London Games team.

Alicia Sacramone New Photos 2010

Though safe to say her continuing fitness (for the sport) would pique my interest if she indeed proceeds with an attempt to land a spot on the American Olympic contingent in 24 months.

Alicia Sacramone New Photos 2010

Good god.