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Olympian Danell Leyva Gets Giant Cake, Medal at Brickell Irish Pub

Danell Leyva can have his medal..and eat it too!
Danell Leyva can have his medal..and eat it too!
All photos by Laine Doss

Also read "Danell Leyva, Miami's Olympic Prodigy, Goes for Gold."

Friends, family, and fans gathered at Brickell Irish Gastropub last evening to watch the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics and to honor Miami's own Danell Leyva, who returns to South Florida after winning the bronze medal for the men's all-around gymnastics competition.

Fans lined up to take a picture with the Olympian, while Leyva was spotted tweeting pictures of the impressive cake made for the occasion by Divine Delicacies.

Olympic cake, made by Divine Delicacies
Olympic cake, made by Divine Delicacies

The five-tier vanilla cake was decorated with (upside-down) Olympic rings made from Swarovski crystal and topped with a fondant torch.

We

asked Leyva, who returned to the States August 8, how it felt to win

a medal and receive all this admiration. "It's completely

overwhelming," he said before he was pulled away to pose with more fans.

Leyva, wearing jeans and a plaid shirt, was missing one newly acquired

accessory. Asked where his medal was, he quipped, "It's on the cake," and then playfully tried to eat the candy replica of his award.

Mayor Tomas Regalado honors Danell Leyva, shown with his stepfather Tim Gonzalez.
Mayor Tomas Regalado honors Danell Leyva, shown with his stepfather Tim Gonzalez.

Also

on hand at the celebration was Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, who presented the

gymnast with the City of Miami's Crystal of Excellence medal.

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