Sacramone at six

Alicia Sacramone has come a long way since being a level six, as she appears here in videos posted by

LBLG’s take:

It’s so weird to watch her, she actually was not the best level 6, you probably wouldn’t expect an elite gymnast to come out of this girl in the video.

Dunno about that — she obviously had a lot of talent, although in his book Feel No Fear, Bela Karolyi wrote that you can’t tell at age six (which is about what Sacramone looks here) who is going to develop into a great gymnast and who isn’t.

Even the best gymnasts have their simple skill struggles. I once knew a level 10 who couldn’t do a back walkover. Well, she really could, but she didn’t do it well. I asked her how she got through level 6, which at that time required a back walkover on beam. “Oh, I was a terrible level six,” she said.

(via Live.Breath.Love.Gymnastics)

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5 Responses to “Sacramone at six”

  1. shergymrag Says:

    I thought Alicia started when she was nine. Wikipedia says 8 though.

  2. Carlin Says:

    yea that girl def looks older than six prob around 9 or 10. u shud watch nastias level 6 videos, theyre soooooo incredible, evrything is stuck and perfectly done. she does handstands in her level 6 bar routine!

  3. Madison Says:

    She was actually 10 at level 6.

  4. shergymrag Says:

    Nastia was training level 9 when she was competing level 6. I didn’t know Nastia’s level 6 vids were around.

  5. Kelli Says:

    nastia’s level 6 vids are on

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