Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Bronx Tale

Gymnastics is not really a northeastern, big city sport. According to my very informal, unscientific analysis, I would say that the majority of elite gymnasts, both men and women, hail from the south, midwest and west coast. Basically every other part of the country except from the part which this uber fan hails from.

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:

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