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American victory : wrestling, dreams, and a journey toward home

Author: Henry Cejudo; Bill Plaschke
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The son of illegal Mexican immigrants, Henry Cejudo surprised the world by winning an Olympic gold medal in wrestling for the U.S.A. in Beijing--the first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling and the youngest American gold medalist ever in this event. Until he joined the U.S. Olympic team, he had never had three meals in a single day, never had his own bed, never even had a pillow.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Cejudo; Henry Cejudo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Cejudo; Bill Plaschke
ISBN: 9780451228550 0451228553
OCLC Number: 311777188
Description: 229 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Henry Cejudo with Bill Plaschke.

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The son of illegal Mexican immigrants, Henry Cejudo surprised the world by winning an Olympic gold medal in wrestling for the U.S.A. in Beijing--the first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling and the youngest American gold medalist ever in this event. Until he joined the U.S. Olympic team, he had never had three meals in a single day, never had his own bed, never even had a pillow. This is Henry's poignant memoir of growing up in a segment of the American population that is too often overlooked and underestimated, and of how he rose above the statistics and the dangers to become a winner.--From publisher description.

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