Me and My Hometown Hero

I had to wait outside the stadium for two hours to get this one but here it is - me and my hometown hero Deontay Wilder. I finally got to meet him in person after his match Friday afternoon and he is a sweetheart. He did not win this last match (which I got to attend thanks to Deontay's awesome trainer Jay Deas, who snagged me a ticket at the last minute - thanks again Jay!) but he will go back to Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a bronze medal! Congratulations Deontay!!!

melanie and deontay

For those who don't know the history here I've been writing about my hometown hero Deontay for a while now but have never met him. A few readers left comments asking me when I was going to get my picture made with him and now I have finally come through for you guys! :)

Comments:

That's really awesome Mel! What a cool Olympic souvenir.

Posted by Thin Guy on August 23, 2008 at 06:38 PM CST #

Wow! Your Olympics adventure reminds me of one of my favourite movie characters of all time: Forrest Gump, from Greenbow county who meets 2 Prezs, played ping pong in China, a medal for honorable service, All American Football team, ..... :-)

Posted by Maddy on August 23, 2008 at 10:15 PM CST #

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