Gym Class Heroes Follow An Athlete’s Journey To The Olympics In “The Fighter” Video

Becky Bain | May 24, 2012 4:24 pm

The 2012 Olympic Games in London will no doubt be one of the year’s most exciting events, but the journey to the games as an athlete is no walk in the park. In their new video for “The Fighter”, their new Ryan Tedder-featuring single from The Papercut Chronicles II, Gym Class Heroes showcase the physical and emotional struggle and quest for glory of 19-year-old athlete John Orozco as he trains for the games.

In the inspirational clip, the hip-pop group performs inside a gymnasium as we see the Bronx-born, Puerto Rican gymnast train for the Olympics — as he’s been doing his entire life. The video offers professionally-shot footage of Orozco working out, doing backflips and soaring through the air, cut together with actual home video of the incredible gymnast perfecting his craft from a very young age. Go for the gold, John!