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American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams and a Journey Toward Home
     

American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams and a Journey Toward Home

by Henry Cejudo, Bill Plaschke
 

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"Compelling...American Victory represents the triumph of the human spirit." --Los Angeles Times

Henry Cejudo's remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of illegal immigrants, from the mean streets of South Central LA to the glory of the Beijing Olympics. The first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle

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"Compelling...American Victory represents the triumph of the human spirit." --Los Angeles Times

Henry Cejudo's remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of illegal immigrants, from the mean streets of South Central LA to the glory of the Beijing Olympics. The first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling and the youngest American gold medalist ever in this event, Henry's grit, passion, and resolve on display in China was a culmination of a life spent fighting-both on and off the mat. American Victory is his poignant and powerful memoir of how he rose above the statistics and dangers to become a winner-and a hero that embodies all that's best and most hopeful in the American dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451232038
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
843,560
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Henry Cejudo is a freestyle wrestler who won the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Bill Plaschke has been named the Associated Press Sports Columnist of the Year four times. He has been a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times since 1996 and is a regular panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn.

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