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Horton looks to continue outstanding gymnastics career in Beijing

Originally Published: August 8, 2008
By Dave Reed | Special to ESPN.com

If Jonathan Horton were to win a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, it would not come as a surprise to anyone who knows him. He has been preparing for this chance nearly all of his life.

Long before he became excited about the sport after watching the United States' women's gymnastics team claim the gold medal at the Atlanta Games in 1996, Horton demonstrated his ability to rise to the occasion under some unusual circumstances.

When he was just 3 years old, ...

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