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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:29 PM Aug 2012

Son of an undocumented immigrant worker wins silver medal

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

LONDON — 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 men’s 1,500 meters Tuesday night, the first American man to win a medal in that event since Jim Ryun in 1968.

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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Son of an undocumented immigrant worker wins silver medal (Original Post) Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 OP
thanks for sharing maddezmom Aug 2012 #1
He's a soft spoken, polite and driven person. Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #5
Determination and a dream, spotlight Aug 2012 #2
the only time repubs like minorities wilt the stilt Aug 2012 #3
It was an amazing run malaise Aug 2012 #4


(28,158 posts)
5. He's a soft spoken, polite and driven person.
Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:44 PM
Aug 2012

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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