Swimmer Natalie Coughlin is part Filipino

Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, who’s added a bronze, silver and gold medal to her collection so far in Beijing, is a quarter Filipino, something that with all the media coverage of her, probably isn’t that well known.

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.

This post is also published on Hyphen magazine’s blog.