Top 10 Asian-American Sports Figures of 2012 | 2013 anyone?

Top 10 Asian-American Sports Figures of 2012 | 2013 anyone?

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Asian Weekly put out a list of its Top 10 Asian-American sports figures of 2012.

To tell the truth, I didn’t even know some of these people were part Asian. How would I know?

They are:

10.  Tim Lincecum, pitcher with San Francisco Giants –  part Filipino

9. Kyla Ross – Olympic Gymnast – part Filipina and part Japanese

8. Clarissa Chung – Olympic Wrestler – Part Chinese

7. Benson Henderson – Ultimate Fighting Championship Fighter – Half Korean (top or bottom is not specified)

6. Tamari Miyashir0 – Olympic Volleyball Team – Hawaii with Japanese roots = see the name.

5. Nonito Donaire – Boxer – Filipino

4. Erik Spoelstra – Head Coach Miami Heat – part Filipino

3. Manti Te’o – College Football – Samoan

2. Nathan Adrian – Olympic Swimmer – Half Chinese (right or left side not specified)

1. Jeremy Lin – NBA – Parents are Taiwanese but he was raised in the US – One of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Related: Jeremy Lin goes to my church

That was for 2012.  What about 2013? The year is not done yet, of course, but nominations are being considered.

Who do you think are the top Asian-American sports figures for this year?

Are you on the list?

I wonder if they have a list of Asian-American girls who like to dance, sing, play with dolls and hang out at the park and are still in kindergarten and love their daddies and … I can be number one at that list!

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

 

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