"My Focus" is a weekly photo series in which TeamUSA.org (and @TeamUSA on Instagram) takes fans behind the scenes with some of the top Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls. Fans can get a glimpse into a day in the life of an athlete and see the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that is required on a daily basis to represent Team USA. In the 12th installment, follow gymnast John Orozco as he trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Help Orozco and all Team USA athletes on their Road to Rio by donating to the Team USA Registry.
1) Hitting The Gym
Team USA’s John Orozco chalks his hands prior to practicing on the rings at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
2) Horsing Around
Gymnast John Orozco swings himself over the pommel horse during practice.
3) Moving Forward
After sustaining an Achilles injury, Orozco was recently cleared to practice parallel bars.
4) Getting Warm
Prior to beginning practice, Orozco warms up on the mat in the gym at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
5) Keep It Up
Orozco holds himself in a cross position on the rings for as long as he can while warming up.
6) Road To Recovery
Because of his injury, Orozco receives daily treatment from the sports medicine department to help his recovery go smoothly.
7) Flipping Out
After being sidelined for several months by an injury, Orozco performs his first back handspring on the mat.
8) Gym Rat
Orozco chalks his hands prior to practicing on the parallel bars.
9) Fueling Up
A resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Orozco starts his day every morning with the same healthy breakfast.