John Orozco’s father sits stoically in the stands, looking down on the US men’s gymnastics competition and willing his son to persevere.
Both fathers’ ability to connect with their sons via sport is the gold standard for modern dads, according to a study released this month by the University of California.
The fact that dad/coach Yin Alvarez is Mr. Leyva’s stepfather adds a whole new dimension to the story.
What we have seen in London is a bond of fatherhood born of a level of parenting through sport that should be a model for any man who wants to build a parental relationship with a son or daughter.
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