Danell Leyva Will Compete For Team USA In London

Miami New Times: On Saturday, Miami gymnast Danell Leyva took first place at the Olympic trials in San Jose, Calif. That makes him the first Cuban American to represent Team USA, which is expected to compete for a gold medal in the all around category for the first time since 1984.

The 20-year-old Leyva edged out his long-time rival John Orozco from the Bronx by less than a percentage point. The two young gymnasts have been neck and neck since competing for the national championship two weeks ago, which Orozco won.

Leyva is the 2011 national champ and has been considered the favorite to lead Team USA in London.

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