Danell Leyva Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Affairs & More

Danell with his medal

Real NameDanell Johan Leyva
ProfessionArtistic Gymnastics
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 61 kg
in Pounds- 134.5 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 45 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International Debut 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, London.
Artistic Gymnastics
Coach/MentorYin Alvarez
ClubUniversal Gymnastics
Career Turning Point2008 Pan American Gymnastics Championships in Argentina
Personal Life
Date of BirthOctober 30, 1991
Age (as in 2016)25 Years
Birth PlaceMatanzas, Cuba
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownMiami, Florida
Educational QualificationsHigh School
FamilyFather- Yin Alvarez (Gymnastics Coach, Ex-Gymnast and Co-owner of a gym)
Mother- Maria Gonzales (Ex-Gymnast. Co-owner of a gym)
Sister- Dayanis Mesa (a television host)

His biological father Johann Leyva lives in Spain.
ReligionNot Known
Hobbiesplaying the piano, painting, drawing, football, music, cartoons and comics.
Favourite Things
Favorite SubjectScience
Favorite EventHigh bar, parallel bars, floor exercise
Favorite ArtistDrake
Favorite FoodSpaghetti and Pizza
Favorite TV showThe Boondocks, Naruto, Family Guy, Scrubs
Favorite MusicRap, Hip Hop, R & B
Favorite MovieRush Hour Series
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Sexual Orientation Not Known
Affairs/GirlfriendNot Known
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known
CarBlack Camaro

Danell in action!

Some Lesser Known Facts About Danell Leyva

  • Does Danell Leyva smoke?: Nor Known
  • Does Danell Leyva drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Danell has a signature move called jam-dislocate-hop to undergrips, that he performs on the horizontal bars.
  • His father swam across the Rio Grande to make it Miami, when his teammates were competing in Mexico.
  • He came to the US with his sister and mother through Peru and Venezuela, for which his made arrangements to ensure that they reach safely.
  • He has been on the 2016 Rio Olympics US team and placed five in the event. Danell Leyva fell on the high bars during his performance.
  • Although Danell’s first language is Spanish, he can have a conversation in Italian, Romanian and Japenese. Currently, he is learning Portuguese.
  • He believes in having a positive outlook on life and have an optimistic approach and his motto happens to be “I am going to” instead of “I want to.”
  • Danell has not met his biological father although they do talk regularly on the phone.
  • Danell started doing gymnastics when he was only 4 years old.
  • He has flat feet and hates them. They are so flat that sometimes he can see the bone sticking out.
  • Danell has a strong with spiders; so much that he has a tarantula, whose name is Rosie.
  • He is coached by his father.
  • Leyva, apparently is quiet popular with the gay community. They even have a nick name for him – “The Hot Cuban Gymnast”. 
  • Danell has won bronze medals at the 2012 Olympics and all three medals at the World Championships including 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.
  • The first time he tried gymnastics when he was a kid, the coach said, “Please don’t bring him back.” Apparently, he was miserable at focusing and paying attention.