SHOULDERING THE BLAME

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U.S. gymnast John Orozco botches his dismount on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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U.S. gymnast John Orozco botches his dismount on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final …

The U.S. men's gymnastics team faltered as a team in Monday's finals. But John Orozco thinks he's to blame.

"I feel personally responsible. I did five events and I botched two," he said after the fifth-place finish.

Orozco said he messed up on both the vault — "If you saw, I fell on my butt" — and the pommel horse, where "I did so poorly, it counted as if I fell twice."

Sam Mikulak says no one member of the American team was at fault for the performance.

"He's definitely being too hard on himself," Mikulak said, adding the team still showed it is young and improving and "will be a force in Rio."

—Jenna Fryer — Twitter http://twitter.com/jennafryer

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