“It wasn’t the best meet for the U.S.,” said fellow gymnast Edward Mesa, 21, who was watching the event through a live stream. Leyva and Mesa have trained together for the past 10 years.
“They had a little trouble a couple falls here and there,” Mesa said. “At the end they really rallied together as a team … It happens.”
“I think we are all still really proud of Danell and what he’s accomplished. It’s a great honor to be on this stage, ” said Mesa.
Miami relatives and friends say Leyva has worked to be in the Olympics ever since he was a young boy.
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