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Nathan Chen Breaks Record with Six Quads, but Falls Short of Medal

posted by Randall

Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen


 
Views from the Edge
 
Where has he been? The Nathan Chen we were expecting to see finally showed up Friday with an unprecedented six quadruple jumps in his skating routine.
 
His dazzling performance that had the audience cheering and gasping, almost pulled off the impossible, coming from 17th place to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

‘Eat churros!’ advises teenage snowboarder Chloe Kim

posted by Ed Diokno
ESPN Magazine recently featured Chloe Kim on its cover.


Views from the Edge

Chloe Kim actually qualified for the Olympic team in 2014, but at age 13, she was too young for the competition.

Now, at the ripe old age of 17, she is the heavy gold medal favorite in snowboard half-pipe;  nabbed Visa as

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Blogs

Fox Executive Objects to “Darker, Gayer & Different” Team USA at Winter Olympics

posted by Mandy Day
Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen is in contention to win a Gold at the Winter Olympics

By Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

Amidst the excitement surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Fox News pulled John Moody’s opinion piece mocking the most diverse Winter Olympic team the United States has ever had. Titled “In Olympics, Read more

Asian Americans

Team USA Leaps with Asian American Representation at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

posted by Khalid Mohammed

Ice SkatingAt the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Asian Americans are already scoring points for representation in the Olympic sports discipline of figure skating.

None has been more prominent than the Team USA’s figure skating team. Seven out of 14 athletes on the team are Asian Americans, marking a historic number for Asian American skaters in Olympic … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Three Asian Americans Make Team USA Olympic Short Track Speedskating Team

Three Asian Americans Make Team USA Olympic Short Track Speedskating Team

posted by Randall
Thomas Hong

Thomas Hong
Photo: Team USA

Thomas Hong will compete for Team USA at the Pyeongchang Olympics in short track speedskating.

He’s one of three Asian Americans to make the team at the Olympic Trials in Kearns, UT. The others are Olympic veteran JR Celski and Aaron Tran.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Hong,20, was … 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

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

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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

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Aug 9, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Disappointing End to Olympic Career for 96-Year-Old Yoshihiro Uchida

Disappointing End to Olympic Career for 96-Year-Old Yoshihiro Uchida

posted by Randall
Yoshiro Uchida

Photo courtesy San Jose States University

It wasn’t the story book ending Marti Malloy and Yoshihiro Uchida had hoped.

The 96-year-old Uchida is Malloy’s coach and mentor. He made what will probably be his last trip to the Olympics for a chance to see Malloy, 30, win gold for Team USA.

Malloy who won a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asian American Fencer Medals in Milestone Victory for Team USA Olympics

posted by Randall
Alexander Massialas

Alexander Massialas

Alexander Massialas who is Taiwanese American took the silver in the men’s individual foil at the Rio games Sunday.

He became the first American to win an individual medal in foil since Albie Axelrod won the bronze in 1960, according to TeamUSA.org.

Before he could enjoy the magnitude of the moment, Massialas had … Read more

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