Leyva wins high bar silver at Paris World Cup
posted on 03/20/2011

Danell Leyva, left, with gold medalist Epke Zonderland and bronze medalist Marijo Moznik

BERCY, France, March 20, 2011 -- 2010 World horizontal bar finalist Danell Leyva of Miami won the horizontal bar silver medal at the International Gymnastics Federation World Cup in Bercy, France, located near Paris, earlier today.

Leyva, who competes for Team Hilton HHonors, earned a 15.566 for his routine, which landed him behind two-time World high bar silver-medalist Epke Zonderland of the Netherlands. Zonderland posted a 15.966 in the final round for the horizontal bar title, and Croatia’s Marijo Moznik was third at 15.300. The Netherlands’ Jeffery Wammes was fourth at 14.333.

The event’s finals featured four finalists for each event, who advanced based on performances in the prelims. Invitations to the World Cup were based on performances at the 2010 World Championships. For complete results, go to bercy2011.ffgym.com.

Leyva, who trains at Universal Gymnastics, is accompanied by his coach, Yin Alvarez.