By Holly Moody, Jacob Corrigan, Jillian Fellows
After a strong comeback, United States gymnast Danell Leyva rallied to take home the the bronze medal in the Men’s all-around gymnastics finals in North Greenwich arena on Thursday. Kohei Uchimura of Japan dominated and captured the gold while Marcel Nguyen of Germany came away with the silver. Leyva had a rough start as he faltered on the pommell horse but secured his spot for a medal with a horizontal bar score of 15.700 towards the end of the sixth rotation. Levya placed for the bronze with an overall score of 90.698. His fellow teammate John Orozco, of the Bronx, fell short coming in 8th with a score of 89.331. Leyva pushed for a strong finish and celebrated his victory with his coach and stepfather Yin Alvarez following his performance.
The slideshow above presents memorable images from the event. This video shows Levya’s medal ceremony.
Here is Leyva’s vault.
Here is American John Orozco’s vault.
Here is Leyva’s bronze-medal clinching routine on the horizontal bar, and his reaction.