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WATCH: Olympian Danell Leyva's excellent save on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

The 27-year-old slipped during the course of an obstacle as he landed face-first onto the last of the four boards placed, with the lower half of his body on the verge of falling off.

WATCH: Olympian Danell Leyva's excellent save on ‘American Ninja Warrior’
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Three-time Olympic gymnastics medalist Dannell Levya made his presence felt with an incredible effort in the National Finals on television series American Ninja Warrior. 

The 27-year-old slipped during the course of an obstacle as he landed face-first onto the last of the four boards placed, with the lower half of his body on the verge of falling off.

However, Levya managed to hold his own despite the extremely difficult position he found himself in. The Olympian held on with his arms before further pulling himself back up. 

His excellent effort while charging down the stage one course despite being pushed to the brink drew praise and applause from the audience with the excitement evident on their faces. 

The 27-year-old enjoys the unique distinction of being the first Olympian to have reached the National Finals on American Ninja Warrior, despite facing several challenges.

Levya managed to complete the Los Angeles Qualifying course before going on to maintain the flow of excellent performances till the ninth obstacle in the City Finals. The list of Olympic gymnasts who have been a part of American Ninja Warrior now comprises of gold medalists Nastia Liukin, Paul Hamm, and Dannell Levya.