U.S. men's Olympic captain Jonathan Horton has stressed repeatedly a gymnastics team medal - and not individual glory - is what matters most.
The lineup sent out by his coaches on Friday left no doubt.
The two-time Olympic medalist will only compete in four of six events when team qualification begins on Saturday. National champion John Orozco and trials winner Danell Leyva...
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July 27, 2012
Tom Meadows, who has trained two-time Beijing medalist Jonathan Horton for most of his career, has been named assistant coach for the U.S. men's gymnastics team at the London Olympics.
Meadows will be on the floor with head coach and national team coordinator Kevin Mazeika for the July 28 preliminaries and the team final two days later. Any Americans who make the all-around...
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July 11, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. Jake Dalton added another color to his usual red and white look he's been fashioning at the University of Oklahoma.
With an OU backdrop and a gold-medal smile, Dalton sported a Team USA jacket with plenty of blue to match the standard Sooner red and white as he talked about his spot on the men's Olympic gymnastics team.
And his place as a Sooner.
With the 2012 Summer Olympics less than one month away, Rant Sports is shining the spotlight on some of the amazing athletes who will represent Team USA in London this summer. Today, we feature the most experienced member of the USA Men’s Gymnastics Olympic team, Jonathan Horton. In October of 2011, Horton landed a vault badly, [...]
Danell Leyva approached a chair in a corridor at Chaifetz Arena, the attention of the United States gymnastics community fixed on the men's hopefuls. The defending national champion had finished the opening night of the Visa Championships in first place with a score of 91.85.
As he prepared to leave the area, Jonathan Horton, the fifth-place finisher (90.30), turned to Leyva...
ST. LOUIS Danell Leyva approached a chair in a corridor at Chaifetz Arena, the attention of the United States gymnastics community fixed on the men's hopefuls. The defending national champion had finished the opening night of the Visa Championships in first place with a score of 91.85. As he prepared to leave the area, Jonathan Horton the fifth-place finisher (90.30) turned...
Sitting on a chair at a podium above the others, smiling and answering a host of easy questions, Jonathan Horton suddenly tensed at a single query.
His eyes flashed frustration. He wanted no part of any question that turned the focus toward the darkest moment of his career.
"We're going to bring that up?" he snapped.
Yes, we are, Jonathan. We're bringing up how...
His passion for gymnastics waning last fall, Jonathan Horton knew he needed a break.
Fate gave the two-time Olympic medalist one by, well, giving him a break.
The 26-year-old ripped up his left foot while landing a vault at worlds last October, an injury that eventually required surgery and a four-month sabbatical. People kept phoning in their condolences when Horton first went...
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June 06, 2012
Two-time Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton isn't letting a broken left
foot keep him from making a bid for the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics
United States gymnast Jonathan Horton will have an unusual spot for the men's all-around. In the stands.