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Jonathan Horton on how he prepped for competition and the advice his son shared

When a little kid tells you to stay out of the water, you better stay out of the water!

How Jonathan Horton prepared for season nine

Jonathan Horton's son helped him create that gold medal moment on #AmericanNinjaWarrior!

Posted by American Ninja Warrior Nation on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

On the San Antonio Qualifiers episode of American Ninja Warrior, Olympic gymnast Jonathan Horton set the crowd on fire with his electrifying trip to the buzzer.

Jonathan had been training for the 2016 Summer Olympics when he injured his shoulder, requiring surgery. There was just no way he was going to be able to compete on the world stage. After slipping into a dark period, Jonathan got himself back on track by training for American Ninja Warrior.

Before we took to the course, we talked to Jonathan about how he prepared and who helped keep him inspired along the journey, including these words of encouragement from his son.

Watch the interview with Jonathan above.