TOKYO, Japan, July 3, 2011 – Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors won the all-around bronze medal at the 2011 Japan Cup, held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium’s Main Arena, the site of the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships later this year.
Leyva scored an all-around total 89.200 for third place. World Champion from Japan Kohei Uchimura won the all-around gold medal with a score of 93.150. China’s Liao Qiuhua earned the silver with a score of 89.500.
Jonathan Horton of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors finished 11th with a score of 84.700.
On July 2, the U.S. men’s team won the silver medal at the 2011 Japan Cup, finishing just 0.9 points behind Japan. Great Britain was third.
Japan posted a 268.150 to win the team title, followed by the USA at 267.250. Great Britain tallied a 263.500 to round out the top three. The U.S. men had the highest team score for pommel horse (45.150) and horizontal bar (44.050), as well as tied for the highest team vault score at 47.050. The team competition format was three gymnasts on each apparatus and all three scores count.
The members of the U.S. squad are: Horton; Steven Legendre of Flower Mound, Texas/Team Hilton HHonors; Leyva; Alexander Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./University of Oklahoma; and John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Mark Williams of the University of Oklahoma and Tom Meadows of Cypress Academy are the coaches for the event.