26 Multiracial Olympians…

There are two things that unite the world and provide a level field: Music and the Olympics. As divided as the world seems over economics, infrastructure, politics and the like, it’s always refreshing when the Olympic Games comes around. It’s a display of culture, lifestyle and most importantly unity among the world.

Although highly competitive, we see each country display their unique talents while showcasing their culture to the world.

This year’s Olympic Games were no different and what was more noteworthy is the fact that a lot of athletes were either in interracial relationships or a product of an interracial relationship.

Check out the list of 26 Multiracial Olympians below to confirm:

1. Kayla Ross

Kayla Ross, who won a gold medal with the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics team, has Japanese, African American, Filipino and Puerto Rican heritage. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Kyla Ross

2. Lolo Jones

U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones is of French, African-American, Native American and Norwegian descent. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Olympics Day 11 - Athletics

3. Carmelo Anthony

U.S. basketball star Carmelo Anthony was born to a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)Anthony of the U.S. smiles from the bench during his game against Nigeria at their men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

4. Natalie Coughlin

U.S. swimming star Natalie Coughlin was born in Vallejo, California, and is of Irish and one quarter Filipino heritage. (Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE)Swimming: U.S. Olympic Team Trials

5. Jessica Ennis

British golden girl Jessica Ennis’ father is from Jamaica and her mother is English. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)Britain's Jessica Ennis holds her gold medal during the women's heptathlon victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games

6. Nathan Adrian

U.S. swimmer and gold-medalist Nathan Adrian is of Chinese and European American descent. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)Olympics Day 5 - Swimming

7. Sarah Attar

Saudi Arabian runner Sarah Attar shares both Saudi and European American heritage. (AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE)148073470

8. Koji Murofushi

Japan’s Koji Murofushi won a bronze medal during the men’s hammer throw final. He is of Japanese/Romanian descent. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)Japan's Koji Murofushi holds his bronze medal during the men's hammer throw victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games

9. Clarissa Chun

U.S. wrestler and bronze-medalist Clarissa Chun is of Chinese/Japanese descent. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

10. Marcel Nguyen

Silver medal-winning gymnast Marcel Nguyen of Germany has Vietnamese and German heritage. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)Silver medallist Marcel Nguyen of Germany shows off his medal during a ceremony after the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic G

11. Tony Parker

NBA superstar Tony Parker plays for the French national basketball team and has African-American and Dutch heritage. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez)France's Parker looks at the scoreboard during his team's game against Spain at their men's quarterfinal basketball match at the North Greenwich Arena in London during the London 2012 Olym

12. Lia Neal

U.S. freestyle swimmer Lia Neal is of African American/Chinese descent.Lia Neal

13. Carlos Delfino

Argentinian basketball player Carlos Delfino is of Argentine/Italian descent. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)Carlos Delfino

14. Andrew Osagie

British 800m runner Andrew Osagie shares both English and Nigerian heritage. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)Britain's Andrew Osagie celebrates his second place finish in his men's 800m semi-final during the London 2012 Olympic Games

15. Elizabeth Cambage

Australian basketball star Elizabeth Cambage is of European Australian and Nigerian descent. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)London Olympics Basketball Women

16. Feliz Sanchez

Gold medal-winning hurdler Felix Sanchez of Dominican Republic has both Spanish and African-Dominican heritage. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Olympics Day 10 - Athletics

17. Lindsay Berg

Lindsay Berg of the U.S. volleyball team shares Hawaiian-Chinese-Portuguese and Lithuanian heritage. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Olympics Day 13 - Volleyball

18. Alexander Massialas

American fencer Alexander Massialas is of Greek / Chinese descent. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Alexander Massialas

19. Anthony Ervin

U.S. freestyle swimmer Anthony Ervin has African American, American Indian and Jewish heritage. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials - Day 7

20. Diana Taurasi

U.S. basketball player Diana Taurasi is of Argentine/Italian descent. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Bird directs potent US offense

21. Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.

U.S. track and field athlete Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. is of an American track and field athlete is of Guyanese and Caucasian descent. He won a bronze medal in the 1500 meters at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.

22. Melissa Wu

Australian diver Melissa Paige Wu is of Chinese and Australian descent. She won a silver medal at the 2008  Beijing Olympics. 

23. Aston Eaton

U.S. decathlete Ashton James Eaton is of African American and Caucasian American ancestry.  He holds the world record in both the decathlon and heptathlon events.

24. Lee Kiefer

U.S. fencer Lee Kiefer is of Filipino and Caucasian American descent. She shared a bronze in Women’s foil at the 2011 World Fencing Championships.

25. Johnny Akinyemi

British-born Olympic Canoe Slalom Athlete is of British and Nigerian descent. He’s the first ever Olympian to compete in the Canoe Slalom.

26. Ranomi Kromowidjojo

Dutch freestyle Olympic gold medal swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo is of Javanese Surinamese and Dutch ancestry. She also swims in backstroke and butterfly events.

 

 

Source: Yahoo/MultiracialDaily

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