Leyva to anchor US men’s gymnastics team in finals

Danell Leyva will anchor the U.S. men’s gymnastics team in

Monday’s Olympic team final.

Leyva will compete in four of the six events and serve as the

last man up for the U.S. on high bar, the team’s final event.

The U.S. topped qualifying Saturday, but scores are reset in the

finals. Teams send out three gymnasts for each event, and all three

scores count.

National champion John Orozco will do everything but floor

exercise for the U.S., while Sam Mikulak will compete on floor,

still rings, pommel horse and parallel bars.

Jake Dalton will perform on rings, vault and floor, with

two-time Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton working on rings and high


The U.S. is searching for its first team gold since Los Angeles

in 1984.