Earlier this month, memorial stories started running which honored the passing of the purported first Asian American Olympic gold medalist. Sammy Lee of California was revered for his feats in diving. When in fact, the first Asian American Olympic gold medalist was a Filipina American woman. From The Seattle Globalist.
MILO marathon champion Cebuana Mary Joy Tabal is going to the Olympics! Tabal has earned a ticket to the prestigious Olympic Games in Rio de Jainero in August this year after beating the Olympic qualifying time in the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon in Canada earlier this May. News story from Manila Bulletin.
Join us this Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 AM at Victoria Manalo Draves Park (Folsom & 7th) in San Francisco in commemoration of San Francisco native Victoria Manalo Draves, the first Asian-American olympian who won two gold medals back in 1948 for diving.
FWN is a proud sponsor of the Bronze Plaque Unveiling Reception for Victoria Manalo Draves.