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Chappaqua Gymnast Ready To Go At Olympics

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. EDT, and four Westchester County athletes will take part in the Games.

Gymnast John Orozco, who trained at World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, will take part in a variety of gymnastics events in London. Armonk native and equestrian Reed Kessler will take part in team and individual jumping qualification on Aug. 4.

Lakeland High School graduate and field hockey star Melissa Gonzalez will be part of the U.S. team in Group B at the Olympics. Uzbekistan native Maftuna Tukhtasinova, who trained in Larchmont and Yonkers with the Badgers Swim Club, will swim the 200-meter backstroke event.

NBC will televise the opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. EDT Friday.

Here is the full Olympic schedule for each athlete, including events, dates and times. All times are Eastern Daylight Time, and NBC Networks will air every event. Check local listings for precise channels for each event.

John Orozco:

Men’s Team Qualification            7/28 6 a.m.

Men’s Team Final                      7/30 11:30 a.m.

Men’s Individual All-Around          8/1   11:30 a.m.

Men’s Floor Exercise                   8/5   9 a.m.

Men’s Pommel Horse                   8/5   10:41 a.m.

Men’s Rings                              8/6   9 a.m.

Men’s Vault                              8/6   10:41 a.m.

Men’s Parallel Bars                     8/7   9 a.m.

Men’s Horizontal Bars                 8/7   10:37 a.m.

Melissa Gonzalez:

USA vs. Germany                      7/29  4:15 p.m.

USA vs. Argentina                     7/31  2 p.m.

USA vs. Australia                      8/2    5:45 a.m.

USA vs. New Zealand                8/4    2 p.m.

USA vs. South Africa                 8/6    5:45 a.m.

Maftuna Tukhtasinova:

200m Backstroke Heats              8/2    6:31 a.m.

200m Backstroke Semifinals        8/2    2:54 p.m.

200m Backstroke Finals              8/3    2:30 p.m.

Reed Kessler:

Team and Individual Jumping Qualification     8/4    5:30 a.m.

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