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These Asian parents reacting to their Olympic children deserve their own medals

Asian parents of Olympic athletes

It’s not a secret that most Asian parents want the best for their children and that especially rings true for the parents of Asian Olympic athletes. 

Take a look at these parents expressing their pride towards their children at this year’s 2020 Tokyo Games. Although Olympic officials did not allow spectators this year, that didn’t stop parents from cheering their kids on.

‘It’s disturbing our lives’: Family of 14-year-old Olympic champ rejects $30,000, property gifts, asks mob of fans to leave her alone

Quan Hongchan wins gold in the women's 10-meter platform diving.

The family of Chinese Olympic gold medalist Quan Hongchan has refused to accept monetary and property gifts from fans across the country, saying they can simply send their regards instead.

Background: Hongchan, 14, claimed victory after finishing the women’s 10-meter (33 feet) platform dive with a dominating score of 466.20. She was China’s youngest representative in the Tokyo Games.

Japanese Olympian’s ‘germ medal’ to be replaced after Nagoya mayor bites it

Nagoya mayor Takashi Kawamura biting gold medal

Olympics officials have replaced the gold medal won by softball team member Miu Goto at the 2020 Tokyo Games after Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura bit the first one at an event last week.

The controversial bite: Goto, 20, paid a courtesy visit to Nagoya’s city hall on Aug. 4 to report the victory of Japan’s softball team against Team USA 2-0, according to Kyodo News.

26 Chinese female athletes receive top honor for winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Games

Tokyo Games Chinese Athletes receive awards

The Chinese government awarded 26 female athletes the National March 8th Red-Banner Holders for their 2020 Tokyo Games performance.

Outstanding athletes: The 26 gold medalists announced by the All-China National Women’s Federation on Wednesday include shooter Yang Qian, weightlifter Hou Zhihui, fencer Sun Yiwen, swimmer Zhang Yufei and shot putter Gong Lijiao, according to Global Times.

Olympic swimmer Erica Sullivan donates to LGBTQ cause, Camila Cabello ‘honored’ to be a part of her ‘gay awakening’

Erica Sullivan happy about Camila Cabello DMs

Erica Sullivan, the world’s first silver medalist in the women’s 1500-meter (0.93 miles) freestyle, donated money to the LGBTQ community and successfully slid into pop star Camila Cabello’s Instagram messages.

LGBTQ support: Sullivan, 20, became a grant recipient of the Procter and Gamble’s Athletes for Good Fund, which allows Olympians to donate funds to the charity or cause of their choice, according to her interview with People.

‘Best Libero’ Justine Wong-Orantes ‘kept the ball in the air’ for Team USA to win first volleyball gold medal

volleyball player helped Team USA win gold

Meet Justine Wong-Orantes, the Filipino Chinese American athlete who was an integral part of Team USA’s gold medal win in women’s volleyball at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Amazing athlete: Wong-Orantes, 25, played a key role in helping Team USA defeat Brazil and secure the country’s first-ever gold medal in women’s volleyball on Sunday, according to NBC Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra, once bullied for being overweight, wins India’s first track and field Olympic gold medal

A man who was bullied for being overweight as a child won India’s first track and field Olympic gold medal on Saturday.

The winning throw: Neeraj Chopra, 23, secured the men’s javelin throw final after reaching 87.58 meters (287.34 feet) in his second attempt. The Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, who reached 86.67 meters (284.35 feet), and Vitezslav Vesely, who reached 85.44 meters (280.31 feet), took home silver and bronze, respectively.