ST. LOUIS (AP) Jonathan Horton hadn’t been this nervous for a competition in years.
“I was panicking in my room, crying, holding onto the teddy bear they gave us,” he said.
OK, that’s a bit of a stretch. But the 2010 world bronze medalist did have a serious case of the jitters as he prepared for his first competition since breaking his left foot at the world championships eight months ago. It’s the longest layoff he’s ever had.