It's Olympic Season and on this episode of the podcast we're rewinding the clock to bring you 3 different clips featuring our favorite Olympian Mr. Jonathan Horton!
First - Jonathan stops by the show in 2018 to share his wild origin story with Gymnastics, some of the lessons learned while starting out in the sport, and a little Olympic wisdom to pass on.
Next - Jonathan appears on the podcast in 2019 to promote his first book "If I Had Known" and shares some of the lessons he wished he had known throughout his life and early career. He also shares his decision to join OU over Penn State.
Then finally - Jonathan makes his latest appearance on the podcast back in 2020 to promote his latest book "Falling Forward" and shares his experiences working on his high bar routine at the Olympic Games in 2008.
For 28 years, Jonathan dedicated his life to the sport of gymnastics. Although he wasn’t the most talented child to ever walk through the doors of a training facility, he battled his way to becoming a champion on the collegiate, national, world, and Olympic stages, winning two Olympic medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games.
Since retiring from elite competition, Horton has gone on to compete 5x on the popular NBC television show, American Ninja warrior, and has partnered in creating a traveling ninja experience company called “Ninja Coalition.” The company has traveled nationwide to provide a unique inspirational and team building experience for corporations, small businesses, churches, schools, military bases, and more.
Recently, Jonathan wrote his first published book titled “If I had known” which is geared toward young people with ambitious athletic and entrepreneurial goals. He hopes to share personal stories and lessons with the next generation that can help them succeed without the same trials and adversities that he experienced while pursuing the Olympics.
Jonathan has been a popular nationwide speaker for the past 8 years, sharing his story of radical ambitions, unshakable faith in himself, and relentlessly pursuing standing on top of the gold medal podium not only as an athlete, but as a leader in the business community. His goal is to bring hope to people from all walks of life to press on and remember that success isn’t about how we start, but how strong we finish.
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