American Ninja Warrior attracts many of the world’s top athletes, and tonight’s competition in San Antonio will be on exception. Two-time Olympic gymnast Jonathan Horton will be tackling the difficult obstacle course in an effort to become the next American Ninja Warrior.
The 31-year-old has been a gymnast since he was just four-years-old, and competed in the 2008 Olympic Games. Tonight, he’ll be up against the likes of Kacy Catanzaro, Artis Thompson III, Nicholas Coolridge, Brent Steffensen, and Daniel Gil.
Read on to learn more about Jonathan Horton.
1. He Is a 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist on High Bar
At the 2008 Olympics, Horton won a bronze team medal and a silver in the high bar.
Horton’s debut as a senior came in 2002 at the US National Championships in Cleveland, and later that year, he was selected to compete at the Pan American games in Santo Domingo. He competed for a spot on the Olympic team for the first time in 2004, and placed 13th.
Between 2005 and 2008, Horton competed for the University of Oklahoma’s gymnastics team, the Oklahoma Sooners. During his collegiate career, he won 6 NCAA titles and 18 All-American Honors.
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Source:: Heavy.com – Entertainment