Monday, August 27, 2012

Danell Leyva

Danell Leyva is an American gymnast, a bronze medalist at the men's all around event at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Leyva has Cuban heritage, his mother and stepfather defected from Cuba when he was a year old.

Born: October 30, 1991
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 161 lbs
Website/Social Network:, Twitter

Career Highlight: 

  • in 2009, the youngest member of the US national senior team, at age 17
  • won gold at 2011 World Championships parallel bars event
  • won bronze at the 2011 World Championships team event
  • won gold in 2010 Pacific Rim Championships in team, parallel bars and horizontal bar events; bronze in still rings


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