What a Future International Elite Gymnast Looked Like as a Level 6
It should be encouraging for young gymnasts to see what current International Elite gymnasts looked like when they were young. All gymnasts must go through the same workouts, the same skill learning process and the same types of competitions. Seeing that the most successful gymnasts looked so much like all young gymnasts do, should let every gymnast know that if they do the same work, the same workouts and learn the same way, that they can have a successful future in the sport as well.
Alicia Sacromone has, as of 2011, won twelve US National Championship medals, including four golds on vault and two golds on floor exercise. She was the 2005 World Champion of Floor and the 2010 World Champion on vault and has now won 10 World Championship medal making her the most decorated U.S. gymnast in the history of the Gymnastics World Championships. She was also a silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she won a team silver medal.
Video of Alicia Sacromone as a Level 6 Gymnast
NOTE: These Level 6 routines and the compulsory floor music are not the same as the current Level 6 routines, but many of the skill elements are the same.
Alicia’s Early Gymnastics Career
Alicia began studying dance at the age of three and did not gymnastics until five years later at the age of eight. She started her gymnastics at the Gymnastics and More program with Romanian coaches Mihai and Silvia Brestyan. She followed them and after they opened their own gym, Brestyans. They remained her coaches throughout her successful Elite and International Elite gymnastics career, which she began in 2002.