Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestling

August 20th, 2008 - 1:33 am ICT by David M N James  

Novice in the Olympics freestyle wrestling stardom Henry Cejudo made it to the charts of fame after cruising to a medal in the Beijing Olympics.

Henry CejudoCejudo who is demure and aloof was a successful athlete in the Olympics regardless of skepticism over the possible out of his performance. Generally novices are not given much credit or rating since they are up against old and experienced athletes. He has been branded as a relatively cool rookie in freestyle wrestling. However be beat the odds and won a gold medal in the 55 kg class amid a field that included former world champions.

Henry Cejudo is just a 21-year-old from Colorado Springs. He magnificently beat Japan’s Matsunaga Tomohiro, the 2008 Asian champion. This gave the now celebrated Cejudo a win in the class for wrestlers under 121 pounds.

Cejudo, is a son to undocumented Mexican immigrants. In his jubilant tell away to journalists, Cejuodo said his victory was as a result of intense training “the American way.” This has made him a very formidable candidate in future competitions and also a very promising wrestler in major events. The Beijing Olympics have been highly publicized as well as controversial due to boycott threats by some nations over allegations of human rights violation by Chinese authorities. However, figures like Cejudo have added much glamor and flavor to the unifying world competition.

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Namig Sevdimov (red) of Azerbaijan competes against Henry Cejudo of the United States during the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo (red) of the United States competes against Besarion Gochashvili of Georgia during the 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Namig Sevdimov (red) of Azerbaijan competes against Henry Cejudo of the United States during the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States poses with his medal after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States looks on during the 60 kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States poses with his medal after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo (red) of the United States competes against Shingo Matsumoto of Japan for the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States looks on during the national anthem after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Namig Sevdimov (red) of Azerbaijan competes against Henry Cejudo of the United States during the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: (L-R) Silver medalist Shingo Matsumoto of Japan, gold medalist Henry Cejudo of the United States bronze medalist Venelin Venkov of Bulgaria and bronze medalist Besik Kudukhov of Russia pose with their medals after the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Henry Cejudo bags gold in freestyle wrestlingBEIJING - AUGUST 19: Henry Cejudo of the United States celebrates after defeating Shingo Matsumoto of Japan to win the gold medal in the mens 55kg freestyle wrestling event at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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