LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 30: Danell Leyva of the United States reacts in the Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Team final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 30: Danell Leyva of the United States reacts in the Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Team final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images))

Latino Olympic updates: missteps on the road to gold

First things first—mens’ gymnastics. The US team showed promise in the qualifying rounds, but the team missed a medal mainly because of a fall by John Orozco and Danell Leyva.

During the final, Orozco did not complete the final flip of his vault and landed sitting down.  He expressed his feelings after falling but still remains hopeful for individual all-around.

Leyva lost control during the incredibly difficult spinning routine on the horse and ended up falling. He tweeted after the event, not about his disappointment, but about how he refuses to give up.

The U.S. team appeared disappointed and emotional after the event, but they maintained their composure and kept control.

As expected, water polo team captain Brenda Villa is on the fast track to her first Olympic gold. With a win against Hungary under their belts, the womens’ water polo team is ready to take on China and Spain. The team just needs to bolster their defenses after allowing 13 goals into the goal.

And US rower Giuseppe Lanzone placed first in the Saturday heats with the team. The Ralph Lauren model is set to row this Wednesday against legends like Germany and Great Britain. As for now, the gold medal is up in the air. Can the US snag another rowing medal?

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