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Orozco Edges Leyva for US Gymnastics Championship

The three-time U.S. junior champion did a pair of spectacular routines for the win

Saturday, Jun 9, 2012  |  Updated 2:33 PM CDT
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John Orozco secured an automatic bid to the Olympic trials in three weeks.

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

The 19-year-old from the Bronx trailed Leyva by two points with two events to go before putting together a pair of spectacular routines on high bar and floor exercise to lift the three-time U.S. junior champion to victory.

Orozco finished with a two-round total of 184.850, barely ahead of Leyva's 184.800.

Leyva and Orozco can book their flights across the Atlantic as the leaders of perhaps the deepest American team since 1984.

Sam Mikulak, Jonathan Horton, Jake Dalton and Chris Brooks also secured automatic bids to the Olympic trials in three weeks.

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