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Miami’s Danell Leyva snags more medals in Rio

Cuban-American gymnast Danell Leyva sets sights on more Olympic medals

Cuban-American gymnast Danell Leyva feels confident looking ahead to the Olympic Games in Rio. Leyva, who recently recovered from severe bite wounds after breaking up a fight between his dogs, earned a bronze medal in the All-Around competition at
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Cuban-American gymnast Danell Leyva feels confident looking ahead to the Olympic Games in Rio. Leyva, who recently recovered from severe bite wounds after breaking up a fight between his dogs, earned a bronze medal in the All-Around competition at

Miami's Danell Leyva won the silver medal in the men's parallel bars and the horitzontal bar Tuesday at the Rio Olympics.

Leyva's complex routine earned a score of 15.900, a mark that stood at the top until Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine received a 16.041 to take the gold. Russia's David Belyavskiy won the bronze with a score of 15.783.

Leyva's silver is the first U.S. medal in men's parallel bars since Jair Lynch won silver at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.

Leyva also won a silver in the horizontal bar. His score of 15.5 was second to Germany’s Fabian Hambuchen, who won gold with a score of 15.766.

Leyva now has three Olympic medals. He won all-around bronze in 2012.

Leyva, first Cuban-American on US gymnastics team, lives in Homestead and trains at his parents' gym, Universal Gymnastics.

Leyva was originally an alternate for these games before he made the team after John Orozco was hurt.

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