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Horton, Bross Lead After Day 1 Of Gymnastics Nationals

Rebecca Bross took a 2 point lead after day 1 of the US Women’s Gymnastics Championships after her first four events. She has 60.4 points, 2 more than Cover Girl Classic champion Mattie Larson and a bit more than Alexandra Raisman. Bross said she was disappointed with her floor exercise, but it was her step on the beam that was perhaps the biggest struggle in her night. Still, with a repeat of Thursday night on Saturday, Bross will be leaving a national champion.

Even with a fall on the high bar, the most unpredictable of mens gymnastics events, Jonathan Horton’s 90 points accumulated over night 1 of the mens gymnastics put him into the lead, just 1 point ahead of Danell Levya. The defending world champion has added more and more to his high bar routine over the years, but so has Levya, who is shaping up to be his biggest competition. After the 2008 Olympics saw the American men come from pretty much out of nowhere to win Bronze, the team will be serious medal contenders in 2012 with Horton, Levya and presumably Paul Hamm, the 2004 all-around champion.

The men will finish Friday night and the women finish Saturday.

The nationals help determine which gymnasts will compete in this fall’s world championships.

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