Last night,the U.S. Olympic gymnastic hopefuls fought ( and rather valiantly, might I add) for the coveted spots on the U.S. Olympic team on the road to London!
One stand-out gymnast was Ms. Gabby Douglas:
“16-year-old Gabby Douglas was under a lot of pressure at Sunday night’s women’s gymnastics Olympic Trials. She saluted the judges, and 90 seconds later, she soared through the air in a dizzying flurry of flips: a double-twisting layout, a double Arabian tuck and a twisting double back tuck. When she landed, she had done it — she had won the Olympic Trials and made her childhood dreams come true.”
Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/olympic-trials-5-teens-na_n_1643385.html
Amongst the star athletes who are going to London to represent the U.S. is Mr. John Orozco. His storing is especially touching as reaching the Olympics is something he had set out to do all his life, but this did not come without hardships.
“But in 2007 his family was facing hard times. His father, William, lost his job six months before becoming eligible for full pension as a supervisor in New York City’s sanitation department. Orozco knew his parents were worried about money, and when they picked him up at the gym that day, he had a surprise for them.”
In fact, his story gained enough traction to get the attention of the sensational music group, Gym Class Heroes: