Leyva, Horton lead US team for world championships

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Danell Leyva's first U.S. title earned him another trip to the world gymnastics championships.

Leyva and runner-up Jonathan Horton, whose performance Friday night had automatically qualified him, lead the U.S. team for the world championships that was announced Saturday. Joining them are U.S. bronze medalist John Orozco; Jake Dalton, who was fifth in the all-around and won the floor and vault titles; Steve Legendre, sixth overall; and Alexander Naddour, a pommel horse specialist. Chris Brooks, who finished fourth in the all-around, was named alternate.

It is the first world team for Orozco, a three-time U.S. junior champion, and Naddour.

The world championships are Oct. 7-16 in Tokyo and serve as the main qualifier for next summer's London Olympics.