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Valdez has sights set on London 2012

Valdez has sights set on London 2012

Originally Published: October 20, 2011
By Alejandro Pelayo

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Guadalajara native Cynthia Valdez, the "Queen of the Pan American Games," spoke with ESPN Deportes Los Angeles after winning five medals in rhythmic gymnastics with two golds and three silvers.

The gymnast said her two biggest dreams are to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games and then retire -- although for the first one, she would need a letter and an invitation since she was not able to secure a spot through pre-Olympic qualifying.

"It's something I want," ...

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