Cejudo Returns Home With Gold

By: Jesse Kurtz Email
By: Jesse Kurtz Email
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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.

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