Olympic trials: Leyva beats Orozco, both going to London in gymnastics
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Danell Leyva and his family had little besides hope and determination when they arrived from Cuba almost 20 years ago.
On Saturday night, he stood in the center of the arena, a U.S. Olympian.
With his mother and stepfather by his side, Leyva completed his family’s incredible journey, beating John Orozco to win the Olympic trials and clinching an automatic spot on the men’s gymnastics team. As he climbed off the podium after his last event, his stepfather greeted him with a bow and Leyva picked him up in a bear hug.
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