Here are some highlights and previews of awesome Asian women in Olympics! These amazing Asian women are totally inspiring to me, especially given my obsession with stand-up paddling lately. They are going against all of the strong messages of sexism that tell women to stay at home, stay in the kitchen, take care of the kids, take care of your parents, and your husband and every other male and put everyone before yourself. Instead they are putting themselves and their dreams first. They are also going against the sexist message that we are weak or fragile and instead knowing we can and do have strong bodies and we can be as strong as we think and more. You go!!
Homare Sawa is a Japanese football player and is the current FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year.
Li Xueying of China won gold medal with a new Olympic
record of 246kg.
China’s Ye Shiwen poses with her gold medal for the women’s 400-meter. Ye set a new world record and even beating the men!
Saina Nehwal, ranked fifth in the world,has shined at Olympics.
Sirivimon Pramongkhol of Thailand competes in the Women’s 48kg Group A weightlifting winning the bronze.
Bahya Mansour Al-Hamad is one of Muslim athletes from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Brunei, who are carving out their place in history as pioneer female athletes from the three countries in the Olympics.
Please share your inspirational stories of female athletes (Olympics or not, Asian or not) too. I’d love to hear!