Definitivamente, uno de los gimnastas más destacados de los Juegos Olímpicos en Londres 2012 fue el atleta de origen cubano Danell Leyva, quien se alzó con la medalla de bronce en el All Around de la gimnasia artística masculina individual.

Con su impresionante hazaña - y esos bíceps - cada vez que le tocaba concursar, tenía a medio mundo pegado a la pantalla. Además, dio bastante de qué hablar cuando posó desnudo en la edición 2012 de la revista ESPN Body Issue.

Por esto y más, lo tenemos que incluir en nuestra lista de los deportistas más destacados del año, y a quienes inevitablemente les aguarda un mejor 2013.

DANELL EN FOTOS:

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  • Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 08: Danell Leyva of USA competes in the Mens Bar during the Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics at Commonwealth Arena on December 8, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 08: Danell Leyva of USA competes in the Mens Bar during the Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics at Commonwealth Arena on December 8, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 08: Danell Leyva of USA competes in the Mens Bar during the Glasgow World Cup Gymnastics at Commonwealth Arena on December 8, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Destination Fashion 2012 To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis

    MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 10: Olympic gold medalist Danell Leyva attends Destination Fashion 2012 To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, on November 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund)

  • St. Jude It's All About The Kids Foundation Gala

    Danell Leyva The St. Jude 'It's All About The Kids Gala JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida on September 29, 2012 9/29/12 © Argoimages/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661

  • St. Jude It's All About The Kids Foundation Gala

    Danell Leyva The St. Jude 'It's All About The Kids Gala JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida on September 29, 2012 9/29/12 © Argoimages/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661

  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards - Portraits

    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: U.S. Olympian Danell Levya poses for a portrait during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for NCLR)

  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards - Press Room

    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Olympic Medalist Danell Leyva poses in the press room during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NCLR)

  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards - Press Room

    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Olympic Medalist Danell Leyva poses in the press room during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NCLR)

  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards - Red Carpet

    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) U.S. Olympians Ryan Lochte and Danell Levya arrive at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NCLR)

  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards - Press Room

    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Olympic Medalist Danell Leyva poses in the press room during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NCLR)

  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards - Red Carpet

    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Olympic medalists Danell Leyva (L) and Leonel Manzano arrive at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards - Press Room

    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Olympic Medalist Danell Leyva poses in the press room during the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on September 16, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NCLR)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • Olympics Day 11 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Danell Leyva of the United States reacts after he competes during the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs during

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs during the men's horizontal bar final of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 11 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Danell Leyva of the United States of America competes during the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 11 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Danell Leyva of the United States of America competes during the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: (L-R) Coach Yin Alvarez, U.S. Olympians Jair Lynch and Danell Leyva visit the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: U.S. Olympian Danell Leyva visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the pommel horse during the artistic gymnastics men's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic men's individual all-around competition final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the floor during the Artistic Gymnastic men's individual all-around competition final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates on th

    US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates on the podium of the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura romped to the individual all-around gymnastics title to claim his first Olympic gold medal while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver medal, with Danell Leyva of the United States winning the bronze. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates on th

    US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates on the podium with his bronze medal in the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura romped to the individual all-around gymnastics title to claim his first Olympic gold medal while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver medal, with Danell Leyva of the United States winning the bronze. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates on th

    US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates on the podium with his silver medal in the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura romped to the individual all-around gymnastics title to claim his first Olympic gold medal while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver medal, with Danell Leyva of the United States winning the bronze. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva reacts after per

    US gymnast Danell Leyva reacts after performing on the floor during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japan's superstar Kohei Uchimura won gold while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took silver and Danell Leyva of the US got bronze. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the horizontal bar during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura romped to the individual all-around gymnastics title to claim his first Olympic gold medal while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver medal, with Danell Leyva of the United States winning the bronze. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva reacts after per

    US gymnast Danell Leyva reacts after performing on the floor during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japan's superstar Kohei Uchimura won gold while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took silver and Danell Leyva of the US got bronze. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva reacts during th

    US gymnast Danell Leyva reacts during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura romped to the individual all-around gymnastics title to claim his first Olympic gold medal while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver medal, with Danell Leyva of the United States winning the bronze. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States celebrates after competing on the rings in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States competes on the rings in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States competes on the rings in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States prepares to compete on the parallel bars in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the rings during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the rings during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the pommel horse during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the floor during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States reacts after competing on the pommel horse in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the pommel horse during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Bronze medalist Danell Leyva of the US c

    Bronze medalist Danell Leyva of the US celebrates on the podium of the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura romped to the individual all-around gymnastics title to claim his first Olympic gold medal while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver medal, with Danell Leyva of the United States winning the bronze AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States celebrates after his final rotation during in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States celebrates after his final rotation during in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Danell Leyva of the United States poses with his bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates winni

    US gymnast Danell Leyva celebrates winning bronze at the end of the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura romped to the individual all-around gymnastics title to claim his first Olympic gold medal while Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver medal, with Danell Leyva of the United States winning the bronze. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the

    US gymnast Danell Leyva performs on the floor during the men's individual all-around competition of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages)

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  • El gimnasta muestra su fortaleza física y su dominio del caballo con arzones. (Foto vía <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/photos/gallery/_/id/8136693/image/6/danell-leyva-2012-body-issue-bodies-want-espn-magazine" target="_hplink">espn.go.com</a>)

  • La sesión de fotos fue hermosa, elegante. En cada imagen se aprecian a detalle todos los músculos de su atlético cuerpo. (Foto vía <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/photos/gallery/_/id/8136693/image/6/danell-leyva-2012-body-issue-bodies-want-espn-magazine" target="_hplink">espn.go.com</a>)

  • Aquí puede apreciarse la fuerza que hace cada músculo del cuerpo en los aros. (Foto vía <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/photos/gallery/_/id/8136693/image/6/danell-leyva-2012-body-issue-bodies-want-espn-magazine" target="_hplink">espn.go.com</a>)

  • Un chico destinado a ser un campeón Olímpico, pero también un símbolo sexual. (Foto vía <a href="http://www.lifestylemiami.com/danell-leyva-el-nacimiento-de-un-dios-olimpico/" target="_hplink">lifestylemiami.com</a>)

  • Cuando un atleta entrena toda su vida, este es el fantástico físico que se obtiene. (Foto vía <a href="http://www.lifestylemiami.com/danell-leyva-el-nacimiento-de-un-dios-olimpico/" target="_hplink">lifestylemiami.com</a>)

Mira más fotos del sexy Danell Leyva:

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  • ¡Dan ganas de morderle esos brazos!

  • ¡Qué porte tiene este tipo!

  • Esa flexibilidad nos intriga...

  • Verlo sonreír nos fascina.

  • ¿Acaso hay un cuerpo más perfecto que este?

  • Y con esos ojitos termina de conquistarnos.

  • Lo que daríamos por un abrazo de este musculoso chico...

  • Cuando celebra luce bellísimo, ¿no lo creen?

  • Un hombre que parece hecho a nuestra medida.

  • ¡Claro! Por detrás también tiene lo suyo...

  • Tiene un perfil perfecto, pero esos labios gruesos nos enchinan la piel.

  • Sí, es el chico que todas querríamos tener.

  • En serio... ¡este tipo parece estrella de cine!

  • Descansando, sin ropa, durante su preparación para llegar a los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres.

  • Y con barbita luce todavía mejor...