If the borders of the United States are closed, if the immigration has been a bitter battle, then perhaps the many sporting shows of the athletes competing with the stars and striped shirts cannot be counted. Just four years ago, President Donald Trump hinted at the possibility of “protecting” the nation from the entry of people other than the Yankees. Also four years ago, actress Meryl Streep replied that if there were no open borders, there wouldn’t be many stars to make Hollywood great.
There are many sports that American athletes of various origins excel in. In the women’s segment alone, there are no less than 14 Heroines, prestigious award winners, with features that are none other than Yankees, coming from a region called APIA. The American acronym for Asian Pacific Islanders defines “American citizens whose ancestry comes from Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines, to name a few. They excel in sports such as snowboarding, surfing or gymnastics and have a host of medals around their necks.
Michelle Wing KwanFor example, a snowboarder who is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She won her first world title in 1996 and since that date, she has not disembarked from the podium for the next eight years. In total, he won 9 world medals: 5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze. There are two Olympic medals but one of the finest metals is missing. In various fields, Michael Kwan was elected in 2010 to the Board of Directors of the International Special Olympics. He supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 and the campaign of then-candidate Joe Biden, who would later become President of the United States.
Kela Ross He is a former gymnast. My mom is of Filipino descent, dad is African American. In his rest, he won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the team competition. But he also won one world title and one world bronze medal in 2014, and won three silver medals in 2013, in the same event in three different disciplines. In her history as a gymnast, unfortunately, also the accusations of sexual harassment that coach Larry Nassar was subjected to after her conviction.
Also Christy Yamaguchi She was a snowboarder. Of Japanese origins, she has treated skiing as a treatment for foot difficulties. Details concealed, however, a real talent for the specialty that led to her winning the gold medal at the Albertville Olympic Games and the other five world medals between the Junior and Junior tournaments.
Parents Chloe Kim I am a Korean born in Long Beach who championed the colors of the United States and became an Olympic champion in figure skating in 2018. Her specialty is a half-pipe which also earned her two world titles. But she was also the first American to win a medal in the Youth Olympics and the youngest Olympic champion in figure skating at just 17 years old.
In addition to those introduced, there are many other athletes who are dominating the sports scene, but also inspiring a whole new generation to do the same, break boundaries and win medals on their way.
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