Posted June 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
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 down. His response? No big deal. ''I was like, `Actually I'm pretty happy right now, I get to take some time off,''' Horton said. Break's over. Horton will compete in all six events for the first time since worlds when the U.S. championships begin on Thursday. It's led to an unlikely bout of jitters. Good ones. ''I'm ready,'' Horton said. ''My foot feels great. My body feels great. Mentally I feel that passion for the sport again. It was a blessing for me to get hurt, as bad as that sounds.'' The fire Horton feared had gone out resurfaced quickly once the sport was taken away. Less than a month remove...
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