The Multiracial Advocacy Blog
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Multiracial Olympians of 2012!
2012 Multiracial Olympians!
Kayla Ross, who won a gold medal with the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team, has Japanese, African American, Filipino and Puerto Rican heritage.
U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones is of French, African-American, Native American and Norwegian descent.
U.S. basketball star Carmelo Anthony was born to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother.
U.S. swimming star Natalie Coughlin was born in Vallejo, California, and is of Irish and one quarter Filipino heritage.
British golden girl Jessica Ennis' father is from Jamaica and her mother is English.
U.S. swimmer and gold-medalist Nathan Adrian is of Chinese and European American descent.
Saudi Arabian runner Sarah Attar shares both Saudi
and European American heritage.
Japan's Koji Murofushi won a bronze medal during the men's hammer throw final. He is of Japanese/Romanian descent.
U.S. wrestler and bronze-medalist Clarissa Chun is of Chinese/Japanese descent.
Silver medal-winning gymnast Marcel Nguyen of Germany has Vietnamese and German heritage.
NBA superstar Tony Parker plays for the French national basketball team and has African-American and Dutch heritage.
U.S. freestyle swimmer Lia Neal is of African American/Chinese descent.
Argentinian basketball player Carlos Delfino is of Argentine/Italian descent.
British 800m runner Andrew Osagie shares both English and Nigerian heritage.
Australian basketball star Elizabeth Cambage is of European Australian and Nigerian descent.
Gold medal-winning hurdler Felix Sanchez of Dominican Republic has both Spanish and African-Dominican heritage.
Lindsay Berg of the U.S. volleyball team shares Hawaiian-Chinese-Portuguese and Lithuanian heritage.
American fencer Alexander Massialas is of Greek / Chinese descent.
U.S. freestyle swimmer Anthony Ervin has African American, American Indian and Jewish heritage.
U.S. basketball player Diana Taurasi is of Argentine/Italian descent.
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