Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva will not compete at next month's world championships, withdrawing from the team Monday with a shoulder injury.
Leyva was named to the world team Sunday night after finishing seventh at the U.S. gymnastics championships. He says withdrawing is the "right decision for me" because it will give his shoulder more time to heal...
Danell Leyva's bronze medal in the men's gymnastics all-around final at the London Olympics opened plenty of doors. Yet the decided to head back to work rather than explore other opportunities.
Leyva says his third-place finish in London only motivated him to start working toward the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. He already has a plan for the next three-plus years. That...
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March 01, 2013
Synchronized backflipping at it's finest. In your face John Orosco, Danell Leyva and all you other pummel horse failures. Teammwork displayed at it's finest. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
Danell Leyva overcame a terrible performance on the pommel horse on Wednesday to finish in third in the men’s all-around gymnastics at the Summer Games in London. The 20-year-old gymnast from South Florida was spectacular on the parallel bars and high bar, helping him bounce back from 19th place. But it’s not Leyva’s bronze medal that has people talking; it’s his lucky towel...
This would be different.
"I never lost my hope," his coach said.
This time, the American gymnast would ensure that the pressure would not best him, that another early stumble would not define his day.
"One thing about all the USA team members is they never give up," said national team coordinator Kevin Mazeika. "That's exactly what he did. He never...
Danell Leyva shook off an early miscue to rally for the bronze in the men's gymnastics all-around on Wednesday night.
The 20-year-old from Miami was 17th following the first rotation. He flubbed his dismount on pommel horse, but roared back behind thrilling sets on parallel bars and high bar.
Leyva posted the highest scores of the night on both events, earning the first U.S...
Kohei Uchimura has an Olympic gold medal to go with his three world titles, winning the all-around competition Wednesday and cementing his place as possibly the best male gymnast ever.
It was yet another sublime performance from the Japanese star, who has been unbeatable since he finished second in Beijing, and the title was never in doubt. His score of 92.690 was more than 1.5...
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August 01, 2012
Danell Leyva will anchor the U.S. men's gymnastics team in Monday's Olympic team final.
Leyva will compete in four of the six events and serve as the last man up for the U.S. on high bar, the team's final event.
The U.S. topped qualifying Saturday, but scores are reset in the finals. Teams send out three gymnasts for each event, and all three scores count.
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July 29, 2012