Asian Spotting: Swimmer Natalie Coughlin Is Part Filipino

August 13, 2008

Asian Journal has an interview with Coughlin in which she talks about her career, her family and how her grandmother's chicken adobo is the best.

Filipino athletes seem to be making a splash, and not just in swimming, lately.

Are there any Asian American athletes out there you've seen that haven't gotten much attention?


Harry Mok

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.



thanks for posting this harry. i had no idea.
yeah! AND SHE'S FROM THE BAY.No, seriously, her face is all over the Vallejo bus system.
yeah, i recently found this out and was really surprised. i guess it's because i don't really follow sports and the very few things i've read about her in mainstream papers/magazines don't mention that she is part Filipino. i was totally going to post this same post too.