Oklahoma's Horton Places 4th At World Championships

Friday, September 7th 2007, 2:00 pm
By: News On 6

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) _ University of Oklahoma gymnast Jonathan Horton narrowly missed a medal Friday at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Horton finished fourth in the all-around competition, missing a bronze medal by two-tenths of a point.

Horton says he was disappointed at first, but then decided it was pretty sweet to finish fourth in the world. Still, he says he's a competitor and he wants more.

China's Yang Wei won his second straight all-around world gymnastics championship, Germany's Fabian Hambuechen won the silver and Japan's Hisashi Mizutori took the bronze.