Going for gold!

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On Friday, we were lucky enough to welcome a special visitor to the Wondrous Place Gallery at the Museum of Liverpool.

Curator Paul Gallagher met wrestler Henry Cejudo from the USA, who won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing. He is the youngest American wrestler to ever win gold for his country.

Henry Cejudo with Paul Gallagher

Olympic Gold medallist wrestler Henry Cejudo from the USA meets Wondrous Place curator Paul Gallagher

Henry is currently touring the North of the UK to get a taste of the country ahead of the London Olympics next year.

Looking round the gallery, Henry was particularly inspired by Liverpool’s sporting achievements, and spent some time looking round the Boxing Clever exhibition, exploring the history of boxing in the city.