The Olympics Update for 8/12/08 – Go Natalie!

August 12, 2008 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Natalie CoughlinTeam USA is off to a great start at the Beijing games.  There’s been so much attention to Michael Phelps in his quest to make Olympic swimming history that other milestones are being glossed over by the media.  Being that this is a Pinoy pop-culture site, I need to show some love to Team USA swimmer Natalie Coughlin.  Natalie got the gold medal for the 100m backstroke and became the first woman in Olympic history to win the gold in this event in consecutive Olympic games.  And if you weren’t sure, Natalie is part Pinay as her lola is Zenaida Bohn from Meycauayan, Bulacan. 

Coughlin trumps Coventry in 100m back final –

Natalie Coughlin’s Olympic Profile –

In more news, the Philippine government along with some other private groups have put up 9.5 million pesos as a bounty for an athlete to bring home the first gold medal to the Philippines.  That roughly makes out to be about $220,000.  If nobody wins that, they should give Natalie $55,000 just because her lola is from Bulacan.

More updates coming soon. GO TEAM USA!

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12 Responses to “The Olympics Update for 8/12/08 – Go Natalie!”

  1. Manny Ramirez Pacquiao on August 12th, 2008 6:19 pm

    FYI, the Pac-Man himself contributed about a million P’s to that P9.5 million bounty.

  2. The D-Man on August 13th, 2008 11:29 am

    I’m going to quit my job to captain the first ever Filipino-American Bobsled team. Who’s with me?

    Cool Runnings!

  3. Jojeezy on August 13th, 2008 12:25 pm

    Filipino bob-sled team? How ya gonna field a team to race AGAINST time when we’re never ON time?!?

  4. PinoyMediaWhats? on August 14th, 2008 12:54 pm

    Go Natalie, Go! And we would be remiss in not acknowledging our champion hurdler with the grandfatherly name.

  5. PinoyMediaWhats? on August 14th, 2008 12:57 pm
  6. Louie on August 19th, 2008 10:58 am

    let’s not forget the Chinese-Lithuanian-FILIPINO-Spanish from Hawaii starting 2nd Basewoman on the US Softball team… Lovieanne Jung.

  7. Moonie on August 20th, 2008 10:51 am

    Jasmine Trias is playing on our softball team!??!

  8. Louie on August 20th, 2008 1:00 pm

    exactamundo…she is kicking ass tho…

  9. Joe Bag O'Suman on August 20th, 2008 1:45 pm

    And speaking of which, did you guys catch Vanessa Manillo in the Bird’s Nest stands awaiting the entrance of her home country “Team Polynesia” for the opening ceremonies?

    She’s still waiting.

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