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Danell Leyva looks to defend title at American Cup

Updated: March 1, 2013, 5:16 PM ET
Associated Press

Danell Leyva walked off the podium in London seven months ago with a bronze medal in the gymnastics all-around draped over his neck and a gnawing in his stomach.

Rather than cash in on the stream of offers that came his way, the 21-year-old American took a short vacation before heading back to the gym, his thoughts already drifting toward the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

"Being there at the Olympics and having the result, you have this feeling of hunger," he said. "You just want to ...

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