Universal Sports recently interviewed Jonathan Horton. In this interview they discuss his preparation for the up coming AT & T American Cup, his recent thumb injury, his hopes for the 2011 gymnastics season and how he feels going into the American Cup with Uchimura not competing.
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What do you hope fans will notice about your gymnastics in 2011 that may be different from previous seasons?
I hope that they see that I’ve cleaned up a little bit and not just big routines anymore, but working more towards being a high-level, very clean, nice to watch gymnast. I’ve always been known as the trickster and I finally feel like I’m doing routines that are nice to watch.
Uchimura will not be at American Cup, but Boy and several other top gymnasts are scheduled to compete. What are your goals for the meet?
I’m really excited about it because it’s probably going to be one of the most intense American Cups we’ve ever had. I know Philipp Boy and all the other guys are going to be in tip-top shape. I consider myself not at 100-percent right now, just because I’ve only had a few weeks to really train hard for it, but I expect to go out there and put on a good performance and really hang with those guys, if not win the meet.
Click through to Universal Sports for the full interview. He seems so focused, can’t wait for the event!