John Orozco and Danell Leyva are getting one more opportunity, this time in their individual events, to go for the gold. After a fall by Orozco and then a cascade of mistakes from the rest of the team, the US gymnastics team suffered one of the worst defeats in their career. And Orozco is seeking redemption during today’s gymnastics final competition.
“Oh, I’ll bounce back,” Orozco tells The New York Times. “Because, you know, that’s what I always do.”
The Cuban American Leyva, who fell during his routine on the horse, will also be competing this morning looking to add an Olympic medal to his already extensive collection, including U.S. gold medals in the parallel bars for three consecutive years.
Also looking to bounce back into the podium is Ryan Lochte. Competing in today’s 200m Individual Medley semifinal, Lochte looks to earn a spot among the finalists who will compete tomorrow.
One of the youngest athletes competing this year, U.S. Boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. lost this morning to Cuban boxer Lazaro Alvarez. This was Diaz’ first time competing in the Olympic stage.
Yesterday Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points, giving the U.S. basketball team a 110-63 win, making it the second victory for the team.