Reblogged by April D. Rongero, APIASF Staff
Just in time for tonight’s opening ceremony, here is a list of some Asian American athletes who will represent Team USA in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics. These athletes continue the legacy of AANHPIs who have donned red, white and blue in the summer Olympics, such as: Duke Kahanamoku, Sammy Lee, Victoria Manalo-Draves, Amy Chow, Yoshinobu Oyakawa, Catherine Mai Lan Fox, and Natalie Coughlin, to name a few.
I’ll definitely be tuning in to watch Team USA #repSummer! Will you be following the Olympics, too?
Asian American Athletes Represent Team USA at 2012 Olympics
by EVANGELINE CAFE/Northwest Asian Weekly
More than a dozen Asian and Pacific Islander American athletes will represent Team USA at the Summer Olympic Games in London, and several more will serve as back-ups or replacements. The competitors will join hundreds of fellow Americans in their quest to reign in their respective sports and bring home the gold.
Below are Asians and Pacific Islander Americans who are qualified to compete in the 2012 Olympics, including the lone Korean American, Kayla Bashore-Smedley of the women’s field hockey team.
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