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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Son of Undocumented Immigrants Wins Gold for U.S. in Bejing

Today, U.S. Freestyle wrestler and son of undocumented immigrants, Henry Cejudo, brought America the Gold Medal in Beijing. After his win, the champion had this to say,"This is cool. Coming out of a Mexican American background, it feels good to represent the U.S.," said Cejudo, who was born in Los Angeles. "Not too many Mexicans get the chance to do that."

What a wonderful story of strength and determination. Way to go!!!

Henry Cejudo captures gold and a piece of the American dream

The son of undocumented Mexican immigrants becomes the first U.S. freestyle wrestler in 16 years to win an Olympic title.
By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times

BEIJING -- Henry Cejudo called it the American dream.

The son of undocumented Mexican immigrants who had to work two jobs to keep food on the table, Cejudo gave the U.S. its first Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling in Beijing Tuesday with a stunning win over Japan's Tomohiro Matsunaga in the 55-kilogram (121 pounds) final.

"I'm living the American dream right now, man," Cejudo, wrapped in an American flag, said moments after his win. "The United States is the land of opportunity. It's the best country in the world and I'm just glad to represent it." >>continue


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