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