Oklahoma scene: Jonathan Horton among five Sooner gymnasts to earn spot in U.S. Olympic trials

From Staff and Wire Reports Published: June 9, 2012
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University of Oklahoma gymnast Jake Dalton, along with former Sooners Jonathan Horton and Chris Brooks, secured automatic bids to the U.S. Olympic trials in three weeks with their performances in the U.S. men's gymnastics championships, which concluded Saturday in St. Louis.

Former OU gymnasts Steven Legendre and Alex Naddour also received a trials invitation from the selection committee.

John Orozco rallied to win the event, edging defending champion Danell Leyva on the last rotation to give the Americans a potent one-two punch at next month's London Olympics.

Jim Thorpe Native American Games open Sunday

The opening ceremony for the Jim Thorpe Native American Games is set for 8 p.m. Sunday at Remington Park.

The ceremony will feature the parade of nations, with tribal representatives in traditional regalia carrying tribal flags with the athletes following behind.

Nearly 2,000 Native American athletes from across the country will participate. This year is also the 100th anniversary of Thorpe's performance in the 1912 Olympics in Sweden, where he won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon.



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