USA is leaving several potential Olympic medalists at home in order to improve their team score.
A team medal is a long shot. Bringing individual apparatus medalists would have been another strategy.
Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), earned a berth to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after posting the highest four-day all-around total, a 362.750, at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials …
The complete men’s U.S. Olympic Team, pending United States Olympic Committee approval, is comprised of: Chris Brooks of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma); Mikulak; Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness); and John Orozco of Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Centre) …
But I am thrilled for John Orozco. You’ve got to love a guy who’s so open about his life.
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