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US Olympian Inspires Hijab-Wearing Barbie

posted by Randall
Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

A Barbie designed to resemble US bronze-medal winning Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad will be released next year, Mattel announced yesterday.

She will be the first hijab-wearing Barbie in the history of the doll line just like Muhammad was the first Olympian to wear a hijab in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. Muhammad won the … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Jun 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Young Asian American Gymnast Tumbling Her Way Toward Olympics

Young Asian American Gymnast Tumbling Her Way Toward Olympics

posted by Randall

14-year-old Sunisa Lee is believed to be the first Hmong American to be named to the U.S. National Olympic team, reports Minnesota Public Radio.

Earlier this year in her first international competition, she placed second in the uneven bars and helped the U.S. Junior National Team win gold. She is expected to make … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Muslim American Olympic Medalist Says She was Detained by Customs

posted by Randall

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics in fencing for Team USA, but apparently that wasn’t enough for officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement who she says held her for two hours.
 
The first Muslim American to medal for the United States and the first to compete in a … Read more

Filipino American

Dec 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

posted by Randall
Philippine Scout Heritage Society

The Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, seen here in the Huntington, Calif. parade, will be be part of the
Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time.

By Ed Diokno

Greg Louganis will be one of the grand marshals for the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 2. He is the first American of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Nathan Adrian Gets Hero’s Homecoming

Nathan Adrian Gets Hero’s Homecoming

posted by Randall

Nathan Adrian homecoming

Nathan Adrian is greeted by young fans as his alma mater, Bremerton High School in Washington

Eight-time Olympic Medal-winning Nathan Adrian, fresh off winning four Olympic medals including two golds in Rio, received a hero’s welcome in his home town of Bremerton, Washington Monday night, reports KING5.
 
Several hundred people packed the Bremerton … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Shoji Brothers, Christenson Win Bronze in Olympic Men’s Volleyball

Shoji Brothers, Christenson Win Bronze in Olympic Men’s Volleyball

posted by Louis Chan

Erik Shoji

Erik Shoji ked Team USA with nine digs in the bronze medal game at Rio.


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

Micah Christenson, Erik Shoji and Kawika Shoji joined Team USA in winning a bronze medal Sunday at the Rio Olympics in Men’s volleyball.
 
This has been an Olympics of comebacks for Team … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Behind the Scenes with Olympic Silver Medalist Swimmer Lia Neal

Behind the Scenes with Olympic Silver Medalist Swimmer Lia Neal

posted by Randall
Lia Neal

YouTube
Simone Manuel, left, and Lia Neal, center, are media favorites.

By Ed Diokno
 
Lia Neal, who won a silver medal as a member of the U.S. 4×100 freestyle relay team, has been prolific on social media, especially on Youtube, giving us a glimpse of what an Olympic athlete’s life is like outside of … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Olympic Medal Winner: “This is the America that I know.”

Muslim American Olympic Medal Winner: “This is the America that I know.”

posted by Randall
Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

The first American to compete while wearing a hijab in the Olympics reflected on standing on the medal podium with Team USA after winning a bronze in fencing.
 
Ibtihaj Muhammad told CNN “This is the America that I know and I love-the American that is inclusive, that is accepting and that encompasses … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Pacific Islander Weight Lifter Dances Way Off the Olympic Stage

Pacific Islander Weight Lifter Dances Way Off the Olympic Stage

posted by Randall

David Katoatau

David Katoatau of the island nation of Kiribati


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
David Katoatau of Kiribati placed 14th in the Olympic’s 105KG, but that’s not why people are talking about him.
 
The 5’7″ 231 pound Olympian is doing his best to raise awareness of both his country and climate change.
 … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aug 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Q&A with Nathan Adrian: What’s Next After Olympics

Q&A with Nathan Adrian: What’s Next After Olympics

posted by Randall
Nathan Adrian

By Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil via Wikimedia Commons

By Ed Diokno

Nathan Adrian, whose killer smile and 6-pack abs are drawing a lot of attention from his growing legion of fans on the internet, has won the most Olympic medals for an Asian American athlete in this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The … Read more

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