INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 11, 2010 – 2010 World all-around bronze-medalist and reigning U.S. all-around champion Jonathan Horton of Houston will compete Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Champions Trophy in Stuttgart, Germany. Horton, the 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver medalist, is one of eight men competing in the all-around competition.
Horton, who trains at Cypress Academy, will face other top all-around finishers from the 2010 World Championships, including hometown favorite Philipp Boy of Germany, the 2010 World all-around silver-medalist, and the Ukraine’s Mykola Kuksenkov and Great Britain’s Daniel Purvis, who were fourth and fifth, respectively, at the recent World Championships. Also in the field are: 2009 Tyson American Cup champion Maxim Devyatovskiy of Russia; Takehito Mori of Japan; Evgeniy Spiridonov of Germany; and Cyril Tommasone of France.
Horton will be accompanied by his Cypress Academy coach, Tom Meadows.
More information about the 2010 Champions Trophy can be found at www.dtbpokal.de/champions-trophy. A live blog commentary in German from the competition will also be available on the event website, and a TV highlights package will be added after the competition.