Danell Leyva


Name: Danell Leyva
Discipline: Artistic
Height: 5-7
Weight: 160
DOB: 10/30/1991
Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Club: Universal Gymnastics Incorporated 

Olympic Experience:

  • 2012 Olympic Games, bronze (all-around), 5th (team competition), 5th (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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