Olympian Danell Leyva Wants to Perform on Broadway
Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva might be focused this week on winning gold in London, but according to the New York Times, he has already set his sights on performing on a different stage. He told NYT: "I want to do musicals, acting, Broadway, everything."
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In 2009, he became the youngest member of the U.S. national Senior team at age 17, and won the gold medal on the horizontal bar and the silver medal on the parallel bars. Leyva won medals on several events at the 2012 Winter Cup, then winning 1st place at the American FIG World Cup (American Cup) in New York City.
He went onto compete in the Olympic Trials in San Jose where he came first with his combined scores from Visa Championships and the 2 days of trials. He is joined on the 2012 Olympic team by John Orozco, Jonathan Horton, Sam Mikulak and Jake Dalton with their 2011 Worlds teammates Alex Naddour, Steven Legendre and Chris Brooks as alternates.