American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams And A Journey Toward Home by Henry CejudoAmerican Victory: Wrestling, Dreams And A Journey Toward Home by Henry Cejudo

American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams And A Journey Toward Home

byHenry Cejudo, Bill Plaschke

Paperback | January 4, 2011

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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.
Henry Cejudo is a wrestler and mixed martial artist whose journey is chronicled in American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams and a Journey Toward Home. He won the Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing games, and was the second youngest wrestler to ever win the gold. Bill Plaschke is a Los Angeles Times sports columnist and author whose book...
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Title:American Victory: Wrestling, Dreams And A Journey Toward HomeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:January 4, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0451232038

ISBN - 13:9780451232038

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