Gymnastics 2012: John Orozco and Other Stars Who Will Return for Rio 2016
After a disappointing finish for the men’s U.S. gymnastics team, John Orozco will still have the chance to medal in the Men’s Individual All-Around on Wednesday, August 1.
Orozco failed to land on his feet for his finish on the vault and cost the U.S. team a medal in what could have been a chance at silver or bronze.
Although pressure and nerves may have gotten the best of the 19-year-old gymnast, Orozco has plenty of talent that we are sure to see again for team USA in 2016.
Regardless of how he performs in the all-around, Orozco is likely aware of his costly mistake for the U.S. team. That’s not how he will want to be remembered for the team competition and the 2016 Games will be a chance for him to redeem himself.
Wieber recently celebrated a gold medal win for the women’s gymnastics team competition.
And should couldn’t have looked happier.
It was a complete turnaround from her clearly devastating loss during the qualifying round for the individual all-around finals earlier this week. Wieber’s Olympic heartbreak after the all-around was captured on film and felt by the American fans.
But Wieber proved committed and vigilant as she competed for her team just two days later. Team USA clinched the gold with Russia claiming silver and Romania with the bronze.
Wieber has felt the lowest of lows and the highest of highs in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Because of this, both redemption and success will bring Wieber to return for the 2016 games.
Raisman is the team captain for the U.S. women's gymnastics team and her leadership will be needed at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Raisman's solid performance helped her qualify for the women's all-around finals which will take place on Thursday, August 2.
The 18-year-old gymnast is expected to medal in the all-around event. She qualified with her strong and beautifully-executed floor exercise earlier this week.
The team has already clinched the gold, and now Raisman has a taste of winning a medal in the Olympic Games. This will give her the boost she needs for her all-around and the motivation to return in 2016.
Jonathan Horton has yet to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.
His credentials include a silver for the horizontal bar and a bronze for the team competition at the 2008 Beijing Games...but still no gold.
Horton is the team captain and the oldest member on the U.S. men's gymnastics team. The 2016 Olympic Games will likely be one of his last chances to clinch a gold medal for Team USA.
After finishing first in the team all-around qualifiers and then botching the finals, Horton must feel the frustration.
U.S. fans should expect to see Horton return in 2016, to make up for 2012.