U.S. gymnast John Orozco endured successive disasters as the United States slumped to finish fifth in Monday’s men’s team final, two days after raising hopes of gold by qualifying in first place.
Orozco, the fourth best all-round gymnast in Saturday’s qualifying, faltered twice on the pommel horse, briefly sitting down, and then fell on his vault. Read More
World parallel bars champion Danell Leyva and U.S. all-around champion John Orozco led the overall standings after the first day of men’s competition at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday at HP Pavilion in San Jose.Fifteen gymnasts are vying for five spots up for grabs at the London Games and Leyva, Orozco, Sam Mikulak, Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton occupied the top five places by the end of a riveting afternoon of spinning and tumbling. Read More
Jordyn Wieber, a likely gymnastic darling at the London Games, and John Orozco will capture much of the spotlight this week as they vie with 28 other hopefuls for 10 Olympic spots up for grabs at the U.S. gymnastic trials in the South Bay.
The 16-year-old Wieber, who won the world all-around women’s title in Tokyo last year, signalled she is close to her best by claiming her second consecutive U.S. all-around title this month in St. Louis. Read More