Olympics

Injured gymnast gets record 10th medal

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TOKYO (AP)

Alicia Sacramone won a record 10th medal at the world gymnastics championships without setting foot on the floor.

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The US women's team overcomes the injury to Alicia Sacramone to post a huge effort in qualifying at the world gymnastics championships, securing a spot in the 2012 Olympics.

She's been recovering from surgery on a torn Achilles tendon in the United States while the US women ran away with the title at the world gymnastics championships Tuesday night in Tokyo.

Sacramone will get the gold medal, breaking the American record she'd shared with Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin.

Sacramone is prized for her leadership — she was captain of the Beijing Olympics squad — and the Americans were devastated when she was hurt during training last Thursday. But the young squad used her injury as motivation and went on to win its third world title.

Sacramone had surgery on Monday.

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