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Danell Leyva


  • 2012
TwitterFacebookName: Danell Leyva
Sport: Gymnastics
Height: 5-7
DOB: 10/30/1991
Hometown: Miami, Florida

Olympic Experience:

  • 2012 Olympic Games, 5th place in the team competition, bronze medal in the all-around, 5th place in the high bar individual event final

Career Highlights:

  • 2015 P&G Championships, bronze (parallel bars), 4th (high bar), 6th (all-around)
  • 2014 World Championships, silver (parallel bars), bronze (team)
  • 2014 P&G Championships, gold (parallel bars), 5th (all-around, pommel horse, high bar) 
  • 2013 P&G Championships, bronze (high bar), 5th (parallel bars), 7th (all-around)
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, gold (all-around, parallel bars, high bar), silver (pommel horse), 6th (vault), 7th (still rings), 8th (floor exercise)
  • 2012 Visa Championships, gold (parallel bars, high bar), silver (all-around), 4th (pommel horse), 5th (floor exercise)
  • 2011 World Championships, gold (parallel bars), bronze (team)
  • 2011 Visa Championships, gold (all-around, parallel bars, high bar), 4th (pommel horse), 7th (floor exercise), 8th (still rings, vault)
  • 2010 World Championships, 4th (team), 5th (high bar)
  • 2010 Visa Championships, gold (parallel bars), silver (all-around), bronze (high bar)
  • 2009 World Championships, 4th (high bar)
  • 2009 Visa Championships, gold (high bar), silver (parallel bars), 5th (all-around)

Personal: Son of Yin Alvarez and Maria Gonzalez...Sister, Dayanis Mesa, is a Spanish television host ...Mother and stepfather were both members of the Cuban national gymnastics team ... Became the youngest member of the US National Senior team at age 17...Hobbies include playing and listening to music, painting and drawing...Enjoys Rap, Hip Hop and R&B music...Favorite T.V. shows are The Boondocks, Naruto, and Family Guy...Favorite foods are Spaghetti and Pizza

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