Former OU gymnast thrilled with silver, bronze

BEIJING (AP) - Former University of Oklahoma gymnast Jonathan Horton says he's thrilled with his silver and bronze Olympic medals.

Horton was part of the bronze medal winning U.S. team and won the silver in the high bar.

And he made changes to his routine during the Olympics.

Most gymnasts spend months working on a routine before using it in competition.

But in just three days Horton added a gravity-defying release move and changed his body position in another move.

He executed both to near perfection and if not for a hop on his landing he might have won gold in the high bar.

But he says he can't be upset with two medals in his first Olympics.

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