U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva wins bronze in all-around

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Gold medalist Japan's gymnast Kohei Uchimura (center), silver medalist Germany's Marcel Nguyen (right) and bronze medalist Danell Leyva (left) celebrate on the podium of the men's individual all-around competition.

U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva has won the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition in London, NPR reports. The gold was taken by Japanese star Kohei Uchimura, while the silver medal went to Marcel Nguyen of Germany.

With a final score of 92.690, Uchimura was nearly 2 points ahead of Leyva, at 90.698. And with his win, Uchimura vanquished the disappointments of his 2008 Beijing, when his struggles on the pommel horse cost him a gold medal.

Leyva, of Miami, took third place on his final rotation of the day, the horizontal bar.

American John Orozco finished in eighth place in the field of 24 contenders.

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