Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Danell Leyva unlikely to do all-around at World Championships

Danell Leyva

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 24: Danell Levya competes on the parallel bars in the senior men finals during the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center on August 24, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva said he is unlikely to compete in the all-around at the World Gymnastics Championships because he does not expect to perform on still rings, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Leyva did not compete on rings in podium training Tuesday, and he is listed as an alternate on the apparatus on the qualification start list for Saturday.

Leyva, 22, finished seventh in the all-around at the 2013 P&G Championships, made the World Championships team and withdrew with a shoulder injury. He finished fifth in the all-around at this year’s P&G Championships.

Leyva is the only man at Worlds other than Japan’s four-time reigning World champion Kohei Uchimura who has won an Olympic all-around medal.

Sam Mikulak hopes he’s closing gap on Kohei Uchimura

Follow @nzaccardi