I think he deserves his own thread...
Meet Danell Leyva
I think he deserves his own thread...
Meet Danell Leyva
I was all about Danell for a minute, but watching the trials last weekend, I COULD NOT STOP CHECKING OUT JAKE DALTON AND STEVE LEGENDRE(sexy fucking name btw)!!!! Jake's actually on the verge of being TOO pretty for my tastes, but I was really digging him. Plus, and it really seemed like one the announcers was sort of singling out their "bromance", but I'd lay down good money that those two are fucking
Seriously, I can't believe how many absolutely fuckable guys they have on the team these days.
Danell Leyva (USA) - Floor AA @ Tokyo World Championships 2011
Danell Leyva 2012 USA Gymnastics Trials
Danell Leyva's Lucky Towel
Mom, stepdad guide Miami’s Danell Leyva on Olympic quest
From the outside, Universal Gymnastics looks like a clone of the other warehouses on its soulless dead-end drive.
Inside, it’s a three-ring circus. Without safety nets.
Danell Leyva practices his show-stopping routine on the high bar. When he swings off the bar and propels himself three stories into the air, he is flying.
And then, on this particular afternoon, he is crashing. Gravity demands payback.
Leyva misses his catch and plunges into a face-plant on the mat.
He tries again, spinning, releasing, soaring, falling, grazing the bar with his fingertips. Thunk. He sounds like a boxer hitting the canvas.
Once more he rises toward the roof, descends, and his parachute malfunctions. This time, it’s a belly flop.
But on his fourth try, he finds his rhythm. His rotation velocity accelerates. When Leyva performs this spectacle at the London Olympics, spectators will gasp at the daring beauty of it. They always do.
He sequences through four intricate catch-and-release manuevers. His hands move in a dexterous blur on the bar, like a pianist’s on the keyboard after thousands of repetitions. He circles into a handstand. His legs extend into a midair split, then jackknife together. Around he goes, faster. He launches. His arms spread wide like wings.
On the ground, another captivating performance takes place. Leyva’s stepfather and coach, Yin Alvarez, is doing the routine simultaneously in his mind. He is bending, hopping, swaying, extending a pointed toe, windmilling his arms. He’s speaking the gymnast’s body language. Through Leyva, his son and protégé, he’s flying, too.
Leyva flips off the bar into his double twisting dismount. His feet spear the mat.
“Yesso!” Alvarez cries in his trademark cheer, a combination of “Yes!” in English and “ Eso!” [That’s it!] in Spanish. Beaming, he runs up to Leyva, high-fives his palm, punches him in the shoulder. “Yesso!”
After countless hours in the hothouse gym on the edge of the Everglades in West Kendall, Leyva is taking his show to the biggest stage.
He’s also taking his parents to the Olympics, which begin Friday. In another life, they might have been Olympians. But they gave it up to be reincarnated in Miami. Now Leyva is fulfilling his dream, and theirs.
He has become one of the world’s most acclaimed young gymnasts: World champion on parallel bars; U.S. national champion in all-around, parallel bars and high bar; Olympic Trials champion.
In the small subculture of small people with outsized fearlessness, Leyva, 20, is looking like the next big thing. He and the U.S. men’s team, typically overshadowed by the pixies in leotards, are out to prove they can win medals. They may not be as cute as the girls, but their tricks and personalities deserve equal attention.
The judges ought to award Leyva extra hundredths of points for his sideshow, Alvarez, who expends as much energy as the athletes and delights the crowd with his theatrics.
Japan’s Kohei Uchimura, three-time world champ, is the favorite, as is China’s men’s team, but Leyva and his teammates, bronze medalists at the 2011 worlds, say they are not intimidated.
“The difference between Dani and most guys is he doesn’t want to make it to the Olympics,” Alvarez said. “He wants to win the Olympics.”
Read more here: Mom, stepdad guide Miami’s Danell Leyva on Olympic quest - Linda Robertson - MiamiHerald.com
His lips are the stereotypical bee-sting lips.
I wonder what he'd be like as a husband?
Probably not a good one. Those pics above are supposedly from Grindr, but on his Twitter he's pretending to like girls and in his recent interviews he's been trying to deepen his voice and act straight.
Just listen to his voice. He needs that Cuban ass pounded:
Holy shit them lips!!!!! and dat body
He is beautiful and talented.. I think the USA will win gold!!! Lets hope!
more semi nudies posted today
U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva Has A Habit Of Sending Half-Naked Photos Of Himself To Women [Kinda NSFW]
^ hubba bubba!
Danell Leyva wins bronze medal
ONDON -- The first thing Danell Leyva noticed about the medal around his neck was how heavy it was -- three-dimensional, with heft, instead of the flat, shiny disk that has hovered behind his closed eyelids since he was a little boy.
He gazed down at it for a few seconds, looked back up and exhaled, puffing out his cheeks, then stood at attention while the Japanese national anthem was played for Kohei Uchimura, one of the best gymnasts who has ever lived. As Leyva stepped down and walked away, he took the medal in one hand and began to study it: The Roman numerals, the letters spelling out Olympiad, the abstract image of the host city. Charging out of the center is what Leyva called an angel but is actually the winged figure of the Greek goddess of victory.
Watching the powerful Leyva soar around the high bar as if gravity were a mere distraction could lead one to believe that a guardian spirit was keeping him aloft. In fact, his ease in the air is the product of thousands of dogged repetitions and an inner conviction that enables him to let go and never doubt he'll find his grip again.
He is grounded in that belief. What Leyva and his parents, both Cuban defectors, have experienced is far more challenging than whittling away at a scoring deficit the way he did on Wednesday to reach the podium. But Leyva clearly views his accomplishment as a waystation on that odyssey rather than a culmination of anything. Moments removed from the medal ceremony, he said he was "very happy … but not satisfied," and already looking ahead to competing in the 2016 Rio Games.
Leyva competes in a sport decided by fractions, but at age 20, he has already lived an epic life. His mother spirited him and his half-sister to Florida when Danell was 2 years old, a chubby toddler with warm brown eyes who suffered from frightening asthma attacks. Maria Gonzalez gravitated into the arms of another former gymnast, Yin Alvarez, who saw a boy who loved to please people and sensed he might go to great lengths to do that.
He was right. Leyva doesn't have the ideal body type for a gymnast -- for that, look no further than the compact yet ethereal form of the 23-year-old Uchimura, a triple world champion who dances through routines that are a forced march for other men. Leyva is big-boned and lanky and still growing, which makes certain events like the pommel horse and the still rings challenging. Fortunately for him, his events tracked roughly from weakest to strongest on Wednesday, allowing him to finish with the theatrical high bar routine that meshes so well with his performer's personality.
Leyva rebounded well from the letdown the young U.S. men suffered a couple of days ago when they came into the team event as top qualifiers only to succumb to nerves and slip to fifth. He didn't do it the easy way. Leyva opened with a strong performance on floor exercise -- outscoring Uchimura and silver medalist Marcel Nguyen of Germany -- but an error on his pommel horse dismount and a set on rings that was only passable dropped him into 17th place and the lower half of the 24-man field, leaving little margin for error halfway through the competition.
Fans have become accustomed to seeing Leyva drape his lucky blue towel -- which now has its own Twitter account with nearly a thousand followers -- over his head to shut out the world during a competition. Even without that visual screen, he has trained himself not to dwell on scores and do math on the fly; obsessing only increases the chance that a small error will trigger a downward spiral.
Leyva put up a big score of 15.833 -- once again higher than Uchimura's -- on the parallel bars. It's the event in which he is reigning world champion but missed qualifying for the individual event championships here in London, a casualty of the collective U.S. meltdown in the team finals. That put him within a point of bronze medal position. Leyva caked his hands with chalk, received the customary kiss on the head from Alvarez and stood ramrod straight yet relaxed as his stepfather lifted him to the high bar.
The better angels of his nature -- not to mention his rigorous discipline -- took over from there. His score of 15.700 in that pressure cooker was earned in as thrilling a routine as he has ever done, and represented the opposite end of the spectrum in every way from his spectacular fall off the apparatus at the world championships last year.
If they stay healthy, Leyva and his year-younger teammate John Orozco -- whose innate talent shone through even as he was undone by inexperience -- will be in the precise prime of their careers at the next Summer Games. Leyva said he hopes Uchimura is still in the sport four years hence, and told him so. There are incremental improvements Leyva needs to make, both physical and intangible, to be the best in the sport, but only sustained excellence and style will give him a champion's aura.
"If we knew, we'd all be on his level," Leyva said when asked to describe the elements of Uchimura's mystique. "I like that he's up there. That's what I need to go for."
2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. gymnast Leyva wins bronze - ESPN
"big boned and lanky?" hmmm, I think his body is pretty fuckin sexy.
I'm sure he'd suck a mean dick
And as I said in the other thread, his face would be perfect for a facial/cum-shot!
^ because women like soppy EMOTION but men rely on their own body
He is so gorgeous!
Last edited by Inverted; August 4th, 2012 at 06:41 PM.
Yea he's fine as hell.. is he putting lipstick on or something? Nobodies lips are that naturally red!
Yes they are mine are.
Wonder when his dick pics will be released?
Just a matter of time.
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Very hot, although seems a little dumb -but who am I kidding, who needs it when you're that pretty lol. He looks like he may be a bit small in the trouser department though.
wow realy hot guy!!! love all his pics. hope he shows his dick soon...
just watched the video where he is shaving his head. he looks sto stupid lol, i mean he looks like a nice guy but stupid, before he starts talking he looks hot but when you hear him talking, jesus!
plus i think he actually is gay. some of you might like him some of you won't, i think i could be friends with him cause he seemed nice but that's all, on the other hand his pictures still make me horny
He's cute, but I'm a bit put off by his narcissism. The pictures above show that he's too into himself.
He changes his voice in professional interviews.
I wish I could have been at this photosession!
Having issues posting pics from this link. Can someone help me out? Thanks.
Separated At Birth (For Reals!!): Olympic Gymnast Danell Leyva & Gay Porn Star Damien Crosse | The Sword
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They do look a bit similar, but I prefer Danell's wider nose and stockier body.
any more from the nude gymnastics photo shoot?
Last edited by Inverted; August 23rd, 2012 at 08:22 AM.
Last edited by Inverted; August 23rd, 2012 at 08:23 AM.
Anything new on this STUD? I've been searching thru Google and I don't find any recent news or new pics.
He's been having some inconsistent performances lately:
His Twitter and Instagram.
That's sad...was hoping we'd see more of hit hotness in another Olympics But I'm thrilled to see he's let his body hair grow out, at least sometimes! Hope hit pit hair too, which I'm sure must be incredible.
Talk about a stud whose ass & crotch I'd LOVE to lick, sniff and just bury my face in...you know he's got to have a hairy ass!
Danell Leyva - Media Day Interview - 2016 Olympic Trials