Olympics Watch on World Cup’s John Orozco

Open Invitation to watch Orozco LIVE on Big-Screen at World Cup on Mon. & Wed.
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Monday, July 30, 2012
by Grant Rindner

This year, John Orozco, a Bronx native and a veteran of Chappaqua’s World Cup Gymnastics competed for gold along with the U.S.A. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics squad.  Team U.S.A., which was billed as a possible medal contender going into the qualifiers, lived up to the hype, taking the overall lead with a score of 275.342, ahead of powerhouses Russia and China.

The United States’ Danell Leyva finished with the highest individual score, but Orozco posted the fourth highest all-around score.

At just 19 years old, Orozco is one of the youngest gymnasts competing but he demonstrated great maturity and poise during his events. Though he currently holds fourth place, he has a strong chance of earning an individual medal at this summer’s Olympic Games.

Orozco performed a modified routine for the floor exercises to lessen the strain on the Achilles tendon he tore at the 2010 U.S. Nationals.

July 30th is the Men’s Team Final (11:30 AM), August 1st is the Men’s Individual All-Around (11:30 AM)*.  August 5th features both the Men’s Finals in Floor Exercise (9:00 AM) and Pommel Horse (10:41 AM), while the Rings (9:00 AM) and Vault (10:41 AM) are on August 6th. Men’s Gymnastics concludes with the Parallel Bars (9:00 AM) and Horizontal Bar (10:37 AM) on August 7th (courtesy of NBC Olympics).

Orozco’s Scores:


* World Cup Gymnastics at 170 Hunts Lane invites the community to come watch Orozco compete at the Olympics, LIVE, on Monday and Wednesday:

Date:              Monday, July 30th, 2012
Event:            Men’s Team Final
Time:              11:30 am – 3:30 pm


Date:              Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Event:            Men’s Individual All-Around
Time:              11:30 am – 3:30 pm

World Cup Gymnastics
170 Hunts Lane
Chappaqua, NY 10514


Grant Rindner is a 2012 Greeley graduate who is headed for Wake Forest University this fall. He also writes for Bleacher Report.


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