The U.S. men's gymnastics team succumbed to nerves two days ago. But with a bronze medal in the individual all-around on the line Wednesday, Danell Leyva delivered one of the most thrilling routines he has ever done on the high bar.
Danell Leyva has transformed from a chubby, asthmatic toddler into a daring gymnast with lofty aspirations. Such determination was built from the courage his family showed years before he stepped into the spotlight.
World parallel bars champion Danell Leyva of Miami will compete in the prestigious AT&T American Cup event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday with dozens of stitches in his face after being bitten by one of his family's dogs 10 days ago.