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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:29 PM

Son of an undocumented immigrant worker wins silver medal

London Olympics: Leo Manzano rallies for silver in men's 1,500

LONDON ó The U.S. is becoming a middle-distance and distance force at the Olympic track and field competition.
Leo Manzano of Marble Falls, Texas, surged from sixth at the top of the stretch to finish second in the menís 1,500 meters Tuesday night, the first American man to win a medal in that event since Jim Ryun in 1968.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/olympicsnow/la-sp-on-manzano-symmonds-solomon-20120807,0,2229194.story


One example tells the story, as in the case of runner Leo Manzano, son of an undocumented immigrant worker. Manzano was crazy about sports from the time he was a toddler, and at high school in Marble Falls, Texas, he won nine state championships.
This year his victory in a 1,500-meter race earned him a place on the team going to London.


Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/07/31/us-olympic-team-shows-diversity-immigrant-community/#ixzz22ugAKpdx


Leo's also a graduate of the University of Texas. He is a lot of talent in a 5' 5" package. I'm extremely proud of him tonight and just wanted to share.

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Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 OP
maddezmom Aug 2012 #1
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #5
spotlight Aug 2012 #2
wilt the stilt Aug 2012 #3
malaise Aug 2012 #4

Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:31 PM

1. thanks for sharing

Congrats Leo.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:44 PM

5. He's a soft spoken, polite and driven person.

Not to mention highly intelligent.

His accomplishments before this have been a stood as motivation for the up and coming generation of young people who know him. This is icing on the cake!

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:33 PM

2. Determination and a dream,

a powerful combination. Good for you, Leo!!!

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:41 PM

3. the only time repubs like minorities

is when they are winning the Olympics for them.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:43 PM

4. It was an amazing run

Nice story

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