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All of Orozco’s journey culminated (at least thus far) in his stunning upset of Danell Leyva in the 2012 Visa Championships all-around.
Orozco trailed for much of the competition, not quite sticking every routine as well as he would have hoped. But he was able to slowly chip away at the deficit, leaving him with a tiny window of opportunity in the final event.
The championships finished on the floor, where Orozco is still building back up after his Achilles tear. He performed a very impressive routine, and as you can hear, the sentiment was that he didn’t do well enough to complete a remarkable comeback.
At one point in the competition, he trailed Leyva by more than two points.
But when the scores came in, nobody in the building—especially Orozco—could believe that he pulled off a 15.5 on the floor, enough for a .05-point victory.
The victory earned him a spot on the qualifiers, although all he needed was a bronze to earn the opportunity.
Never hurts to go for the gold, I guess.