Alicia Sacramone on USA world gymnastics team; not Shawn Johnson
Three 2008 Olympians -- Shawn Johnson, Chellsie Memmel and Bridget Sloan-- were picked for the Pan Am Games team rather than the team that will aim to earn the U.S. a 2012 Olympic spot.
A fourth 2008 Olympian, Alicia Sacramone, will travel to Tokyo along with two gymnasts with Southern California ties. McKayla Maroney, a 15-year-old from Laguna Niguel who trains at All Olympia Gymnastics Center in Los Angeles and Anna Li, an All-American when she was at UCLA from 2007-2010, will be on the Tokyo team.
Also on the world team are Gabrielle Douglas, who trains with Johnson at Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute in Iowa; Alexandra Raisman, who is a training partner with Sacramone at Brestyan's American Gymnastics in Massachusetts; Sabrina Vega of Carmel, N.Y., and new U.S. all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: Alicia Sacramone. Credit: Ronald Martinez / Getty Images