Which is why I'm proud to highlight some athletes that have managed to find success despite their unfortunate (for gymnastics but not anything else) geographic origins. Last week, I wrote about Aly Raisman, who lives outside of Boston (where she is saddled with the Red Sox). And now I bring you John Orozco from Soundview in the Bronx. He just finished 3rd at the men's national championships, a year after rupturing his Achilles tendon. This is the first senior medal for the former three time junior national champion.
Here he is competing earlier this year in Japan: