Danell Leyva shows all-around body

U.S. all-around champion, USA Gymnastics

Updated: July 11, 2012, 10:48 AM ET
By Morty Ain | Photographs: Peter Hapak

If you could write the description of your Body Issue photo, what would it say? DL: Hairy. That one word -- in bold capital letters.

Why do you want to be the best? DL: I've always just loved the sport, and I want to be the best at the things I love. The constant pursuit of perfection is always in any athlete's head. It's never-ending.

Why do you love gymnastics? DL: I love the adrenaline rush you get from being in a big arena with a huge crowd cheering for ...

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