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Danell Leyva Withdraws From Worlds Team; Gym Fans Ask For Paul Ruggeri To Be Named

Danell Leyva has withdrawn from the World's team after revealing that he's been dealing with a shoulder injury.

USA Gymnastics released a statement today stating that Danell had withdrawn after the conclusion of the P&G Championships. Danell gave the following statement in a withdraw letter:



“I very much appreciate the opportunity to be, once again, part of the team that will go onto the world stage and represent the United States in the great sport that is gymnastics.  Unfortunately, I have to decline. … We have decided that the right decision for me, to better help the team in the future, is to retract from this competition so that I can heal further and reach my full potential yet again.” Per USAgym.org
Since the announcement of the World's team late last night, the gymternet has been in an uproar over Paul Ruggeri making only an alternate spot after a big improvement in performance on night two of the P&G Champs. With the news of Danell's withdraw, he's got a lot of fans  rooting for him to get the spot.

Gym Fans are starting a Twitter campaign to get Paul named to the team.







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