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Name: Miho Takagi
Age: 15 (please don’t perv out, pervs)
Occupation: Student, Olympic speed skater
Hails from: Japan
Why She’s A Babe: Though she hasn’t medaled in these Olympic games, Takagi catches our eye every time she’s on the ice. With a baby-sweet grin, bitchin’ lean muscles, and cute-as-hell pixie bob haircut, she always manages to look both athletic, slick and chic–even in a gold lamé racing suit.
And about that uniform… many netizens saw published practice photos of the teen and gleefully pointed out that her suit revealed a dainty G-string, but it turned out the Continue reading BABEWATCH: Miho Takagi
Filed under: 2010 Winter Olympics, Asians and Speed Skating, Cute Asian Chicks, Cute Kids, Female Athletes, G-Strings, Hot Haircuts, Japan, Japanese Athletes, Miho Takagi, Racing Suit, Speed Skating, Teenagers, Underwear, Vancouver Winter Olympics, Winning Isn't Everything, Winter Olympics
Aya Yasuda, a Japanese athlete at her first Olympics, was disqualified on Monday from the Women’s Luge competition in Vancouver.
No, she didn’t get busted for juicing. And she wasn’t lying about her gender. She didn’t screw an Olympic judge. She didn’t put a hit on any of her opponents.
But she did accidentally bring too much weight with her to the Games.
Lemme ‘splain. From Yahoo! Sports:
“Yasuda, who tips the scales at a slender 60 kg (132 lbs), miscalculated the additional weight lugers are allowed to carry as ballast and failed the compulsory weigh-in after her first run at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
‘During a weight check at the finish of run one the athlete’s additional weight exceeded the maximum allowed which was 13.1 kilos,” race organisers said. “Her actual weight was 13.3 kilos.’”
Athletic disqualifiquasians don’t often shock me, but darn it all–this one does. I mean, an Asian busted for bad math? That’s like, UNTHINKABLE!
Filed under: 2010 Olympics, Aya Yasuda, Disqualificasian is Sucky, Female Athletes, Japan, Japanese Athletes, Japanese Luger Disqualified From Olympics, Luge, Math is Hard, the Olympics, Winter Olympics, Women's Luge
Happy birthday to Ichiro, who turns 36 today!
2009 was a huge year for the mononymous outfielder: he set a major league-record of nine straight seasons with 200 or more hits, finished the season with a league-leading 225 hits, hit his first career walk-off home run (against the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, no less), and even drew his first career ejection for arguing a called third strike.
But hey, we’re talking about a dude who’s single-handedly proven to Americans that Asians can bring it on the baseball diamond, small ball can be just as captivating as long ball, and pokey ears can be weirdly hot, so Ichiro defying expectations is nothing new.
Speaking of defying expectations, here he is from a few years back telling Bob Costas what his favorite American expression is:
TRANSLASIAN: “August in Kansas City, it’s hotter than two rats in a fucking wool sock.”
Hails from: Japan
Occupation: Professional tennis player
Why She’s a Babe: Because Kimiko came out of a 12-year retirement from tennis last year to compete again professionally. And at 38 years old, she’s typically playing opponents half her age. At 5’4″, 117 lbs.–of compact, tightly-ripped muscle–she’s also taking on players who are way bigger and faster than they were back in her day. That takes–no pun intended–balls. And ballsy play–even when you lose in the first round of Wimbledon–is hot.