Bryan Clay (Japanese/African-American) [American]

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Known as: Olympic Gold Medal winning and World Champion Decathlete (Reigning Decathlon Olympic Champion; 2005 Decathlon World Champion; Two-time Indoor World Heptathlon Champion)

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2013: Jim Thorpe, Star Athlete

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Jim Thorpe (aka Bright Path) was born May 28, 1888. His father was of Irish and Sac and Fox Indian descent. His mother was French and Native American. Thorpe was raised as Sac and Fox in Oklahoma. Thorpe–who had a…

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Nathan Adrian (Anniversary Month Rewind) (Chinese/Caucasian) [American]

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Originally Featured: August 1, 2012

Known as: Three-Time Gold Medal Winning Olympic Swimmer

London 2012 Summer Olympics Events: Men’s 100m Freestyle (Won a Gold Medal), Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay (Won a Gold Medal), Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (Won a SIlver Medal)

Other Awards/Accolades: Gold Medal in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics; 5 time Gold Medalist at the World Championships

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Kyla Ross (Japanese, African American, Filipino, Puerto Rican) [American]

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Originally Featured: July 29, 2012

Known as: Olympian Gymnast (Member of the US Women’s Gymnastic Team for the 2012 Summer Olympics)

Awards/Accolades: 2012 Olympics Gold Medalist in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Event; 2012 Silver Medalist in the Uneven Bars at the US Championships; Multiple Medalist (Gold, Silver & Bronze) at the 2012 Pacific Rim Championships)

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Benjamin Nighthorse Campbell (Native American (Northern Cheyenne)/Portuguese) [American]

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Known as: American Politician (US Senator from Colorado from 1993-2005; US Representative from 1987-1993; One of only a few politicians of Native American decent to serve in both houses of the US Congress; Competed in judo in the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics; Member of Council of Chiefs of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe)

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Anthony Ervin (Anniversary Month Rewind) (African American, Jewish, Native American) [American]

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Originally Featured: July 30, 2012

(African American, Jewish, Native American) [American]

Known as: Multiple Medal Winning Olympic Swimmer (Swimming in the Men’s 50m Freestyle event at the 2012 London Summer Olympics)

Awards/Accolades: Gold Medal in 50m Freestyle swimming and Silver Medal in 4x100m freestyle at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; Gold Medals in the 50m & 100m freestyle swimming events at the 2001 World Championships; Gold Medals in 4x100m freestyle & 4×100 medley plus a Bronze Medal in 50m Freestyle swimming 2012 World Championships
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Nathan Adrian (Chinese/Caucasian) [American]

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Nathan Adrian (Chinese/Caucasian) [American]

Known as: Multiple Medal Winning Olympic Swimmer

London 2012 Summer Olympics Events: Men’s 100m Freestyle (Won a Gold Medal), Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (Won a SIlver Medal), Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay

Other Awards/Accolades: Gold Medal in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics; 5 time Gold Medalist at the World Championships

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Asian American Lia Neal makes USA swim team | Asiance Magazine

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“Lia Neal came in fourth in the 100-meter freestyle finals. Her finish gave her a spot on the 400 freestyle relay team.

Neal, whose father is African-American, and mother is Chinese-American, became the second African-American woman to represent U.S. swimming in the Olympics. The first was Maritza Correia, who was a member of the silver-medal-winning 400-meter freestyle relay team at the 2004 Athens Games.

Neal, who lives in Brooklyn, started taking swimming lessons with friends when she was 6. She showed promise, and a swim mom recommended when she was 8 that she try out for a swim team.”

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