Olympian John Orozco has been named to the U.S. men's team for next month's world gymnastics championships, replacing Danell Leyva.
Orozco finished fourth at the U.S. gymnastics championships last weekend, his first major competition since surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee last October. But he was passed over for the world team in favor of Leyva, the bronze medalist...
Sitting in a recovery room last October, his left knee an hour removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, John Orozco listened to the doctors give him a timetable for when he could get back to work.
The usual path to recovery is about a year. If he ''pushed it'' there was a chance he could make it back in nine months.
Guess which option Orozco chose?
John Orozco knew from an early age he never quite fit in.
Not at school, where his classmates would tease the soft-spoken Orozco for his shyness. Not in the gritty Bronx neighborhood where he grew up, the one his parents Willie and Damaris did their best to protect their five children from.
The only place Orozco felt really alive, the only place he felt at home, was the gym.
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July 31, 2012
National champion John Orozco and Olympic trials winner Danell Leyva will compete in all six events when men's team qualifications begin Saturday.
The U.S. lineup, announced Friday, means two-time Olympic medal winner and team captain Jon Horton will not be eligible for the all-round competition at the O2 Arena.
Horton finished third in the all-around at the 2010 world championships...
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July 27, 2012