Saddle up: Gymnast Malone takes unusual path to Tokyo
American gymnast Brody Malone has taken an unusual path to his first Olympic berth. The 21-year-old from northwest Georgia grew up around horses and spent time as a competitive rodeo rider before going into gymnastics full-time. Malone is on a roll heading into Tokyo. He won the NCAA all-around title in April then followed it up with victories at both the U.S. championships and the Olympic Trials. Malone is the headliner of a U.S. team that hopes to find its way back onto the podium in Japan.