Leyva wins silver at Stuttgart World Cup; USA wins men's, women's World Cup Series titles
posted on 03/20/2016

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STUTTGART, Germany, March 20, 2016 – Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics) won the silver medal at the World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, which is the final stop in the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup Series. With Amelia Hundley’s bronze and Leyva’s silver medals in Stuttgart, the United States clinched both the women’s and men’s all-around World Cup Series titles.

For the World Cup Series title, countries earned points for placements at the AT&T American Cup and the World Cups in Glasgow, Great Britain, and Stuttgart. For the women, the USA won both the AT&T American Cup (Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics) and World Cup in Glasgow (MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics), was also second at the AT&T American Cup (Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters), and placed third in the World Cup in Stuttgart (Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics). For the men, the USA notched silver medals at both the AT&T American Cup (Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton – U.S. Olympic Training Center) and Stuttgart (Leyva) and was fourth in Glasgow (Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University).

Germany’s Andreas Bretschneider won the Stuttgart World Cup title with his 87.132. Leyva’s 86.631 put him safely ahead of Russia’s Nikolai Kuksenkov’s 86.432.

Leyva’s event scores were: 14.900, floor exercise’s top score; 13.866, pommel horse; 13.666, still rings; 14.433, vault; 14.033, parallel bars; and 15.733, the highest horizontal bar score.