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Danell Leyva, 20, and John Orozco, 19, are not only the consensus top two male gymnasts in America; they are also the face of their sport's changing demographics.
Born in Cuba, Leyva defected to the States with his mother when he was one year old. His stepfather later joined them in Miami, opening the gym that would propel Leyva to greatness.
Orozco, the son of Puerto Rican parents who often struggled to keep the family afloat, grew up in the Bronx, where he was often ridiculed for his choice of sport.
Together, as Sports Illustrated's Brian Cazeneuve puts it, they have become symbols of America's most talented male gymnastics team in decades:
"They are the new melting pot that has graced the surging U.S. program with talent, diligence and two great stories."
Post Script: This isn't to say there haven't been notable American gymnasts of color. Names include Ron Galimore of the 1980 team, '92 high bar gold medalist Trent Dimas and '96 silver medalist Jair Lynch.