Asian American Heritage Speakers in Sports

Asian Americans have made great contributions to the sports world. They have starred on the fields of play and most notably dominated on the Olympic stage for Team USA. Asian American Heritage sports speakers are some of the best people to inspire a spirit of diversity and inclusion. They share stories about their personal journeys and celebrate their unique cultural upbringings. 

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Alex and Maia Shibutani are ice dancers who represent the United States in international competition. The brother-sister duo won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympics. As a pair, they won a World Champi...

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Amy Chow participated in one of the greatest events in the history of U.S. Women’s Gymnastics.  She was a member of the Magnificent Seven when they became the first American women to win team gymnasti...

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Apolo Anton Ohno is one of the most popular athletes in recent Winter Olympics history. He won eight medals in short track speed skating at the Olympics. Ohno competed at the 2002, 2006 and 2010...

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Chloe Kim is one of the top young snowboarders in the world. She was a four-time Winter X Games medalist. She first came on to the scene by winning the silver Winter X Games medal in SuperPipe. Kim ha...

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Dat Nguyen had a unique road to NFL stardom. His parents fleed South Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War during the fall of Saigon. Nguyen was born at a refugee center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He we...

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Erik Spoelstra graduated from the University of Portland and went over to Germany to be a play/coach in a German basketball league. When Spoelstra’s back injury no longer allowed him to play, he began...

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Kim Ng is currently the general manager of the Miami Marlins, making her the first female GM and highest-ranking Asian-American front office executive in MLB history. As a child her father taught her...

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As an athlete, artist, author, wife, mother and philanthropist, Kristi embodies the word champion. Her motto is "Always Dream," and Kristi's accomplishments prove that dreams can come true with hard w...

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In a crowded field of tennis greats in the 1990s, Michael Chang still made his presence felt.  Chang won 34 titles and finished with a 662-312 singles record.  When he was just over 17 years old, he b...

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Michelle Kwan is a five-time World Champion, two-time Olympic medalist and nine time United States Champion, making her the most decorated female figure skater in U.S. history. After earning the Silve...

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Mina Kimes has occupied a number of roles since joining ESPN in 2014. Kimes began as a writer for ESPN the Magazine. She currently is a senior writer for ESPN.com and hosts The ESPN Daily podcast. Kim...

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Nathan Adrian is an accomplished competition swimmer. He began his career in swimming at the age of 5 because of the influence of his siblings who were both swimmers at their respective universities....

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Nathan Chen is the 2017 and 2017 United States national champion in men's singles figure skating. Chen captured his first national title at the age of 17, becoming the youngest winner since 1966....

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Younghoe Koo is a kicker for the Atlanta Falcons. Koo blossomed into a reliable force in NFL kicking circles in 2019, earning two NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Koo had previously kicked...