GYMNAST JOHN OROZCO’S UNREQUITED OLYMPIC DREAM

This one’s going to sting for a while. Olympic gymnast John Orozco has withdrawn from the 2016 Rio Games due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in his left knee . The injury occurred while dismounting from the horizontal bar during Olympic team training camp, U.S.A. Gymnastics announced. It’s the second major knee injury in four years for Orozco, who tore his ACL and meniscus during an exhibition after the 2012 Olympic Games. ”John’s injury is unfortunate and heartbreaking news, but he is handling the situation like the true professional and champion that he is. He’s fully supporting the team and its goals moving ahead,” national team coordinator Kevin Mazeika said.

More on John Orozco’s journey here

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