An Olympic champion came home on Tuesday.
Coronado Alum Henry Cejudo returned to his alma mater for the first time since winning a gold medal in the Summer Olympics. Cejudo became the youngest Olympic champion in the sport of wrestling in August.
Coronado High School showered their champion with gifts including a framed jersey, gold ring and his graduation tassel that he never picked up when he was training for the Olympics. The school also unveiled a banner to commemorate his achievements to hang in the schools gymnasium.
Cejudo, who is a four-time high school state champion, told the kids at Coronado that dreams come true with hard work. He also plans to stay in Colorado Springs to train at the USOTC in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Currently, publishing companies are bidding on the rights to write a book about Cejudo's life story.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.