**Spoiler Alert – If you have not yet watched the finals for the Men’s Gymnastics individual all-around Olympic competition and do NOT wish to the know the results yet, stop reading now, for those who wish to know how the event turned out, keep reading**
After a disappointing finish in fifth place during the team all-around final on Monday night, U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics team member Danell Leyva and John Orozco hoped to redeem themselves and medal in the individual all-around event tonight in London.
Both Leyva and Orozco put up solid floor exercise routines in their first rotations, but it was the pommel horse in their second rotations that would once again prove to be the stumbling block for Team USA tonight. Orozco, made a huge mistake by not fully finishing his dismount, a required skill and needed up with a score in the low 12′s, which was low enough to kill his hopes at an individual medal. Leyva, however started off strong but again made an error that gave him a low score of 13.5, he dropped down to 19th place after the second rotation.
Levya than managed to turn it all around by putting up solid routines on rings and valut, but it was his great performance on parallel bars that moved him up to 6th place. In the final rotation in which Leyva would perform on the high bar, that performance would end up earning him the bronze medal thanks to errors made by Japan, Russia, and Ukraine.
The final results put now Bronze medalist Danell Leyva behind the Gold medal winner – Japan’s Kohei Uchimura and Silver medalist – Germany’s Marcel Nguyen.
Tomorrow night, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman – already Gold medal winners from last nights team all-round final – will battle it out to try to once again win for U.S.A. in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around on NBC and live on NBCOlympics.com.