DANELL LEYVA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Danell Leyva: I say 'don't fall, don't fall' during routine

Go inside Danell Leyva's mind as he performs his silver-medal-winning parallel bar routine at the Rio Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Danell Leyva on silver medals: 'It's a dream come true'

Danell Leyva woke up on the day of competition happy, but he knew he had to keep pace and not get ahead of himself. With that in mind, Leyva won two individual silver medals and made his dream come true.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

With two silvers, Danell Leyva makes the most of his second chance

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Danell Leyva wasn't even supposed to be competing in the Rio Games. A dog bite to his leg slowed his preparations this spring and he was relegated to alternate status when the U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics team was announced in late June. He wasn't added to the five-man squad until John Orozco injured his left knee a month ago. On Tuesday, Leyva made the most...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Oleg Verniaiev claims parallel bars gold, Danell Leyva earns silver

Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev won his second Olympic medal of the Rio Games, taking a bit of revenge for his all-around silver by claiming gold on the parallel bars. In second place was the U.S.' Danell Leyva, who was looking for some redemption of his own. After lackluster performances at the two U.S. Olympic selection events, Leyva was chosen to serve as a team alternate, not a competing...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Orozco replaces Leyva at worlds

Olympian John Orozco has been named to the U.S. men's team for next month's world gymnastics championships, replacing Danell Leyva. Orozco finished fourth at the U.S. gymnastics championships last weekend, his first major competition since surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee last October. But he was passed over for the world team in favor of Leyva, the bronze medalist...
Via FOX Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Leyva injured, out of worlds

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. One of the...
Via Fox Olympics
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Danell Leyva’s towel brings him luck

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 that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Leyva refused to give up

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 gave up." This time, he would...
Via FOX Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Leyva rallies for bronze in men's all-around

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. medal...
Via FOX Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

USA's Levya wins bronze in all-around

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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