Tamari Miyashiro – U.S. Olympian

USA Olympian Tamari Miyashiro (Women's Volleyball) won the Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympics.

USA Olympian Tamari Miyashiro (Women’s Volleyball) won the Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympics.

As a member of the United States women’s national volleyball team, Tamari Miyashiro won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games. As a collegian, she was a two-time National Defensive Player of the Year at the University of Washington and has been a member of the United States women’s national volleyball team since 2010 (Wikipedia). She comes from a very athletic family. Her mother, Joey Miyashiro, who is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Irish, and English descent, played volleyball at the University of Hawaii. Her father, Gordon Miyashiro, who is of Okinawan descent, played football at Northern Michigan. Her sister, Tehani, played volleyball at the University of Hawaii. Her brother, Ainoa, played volleyball at Graceland University. 

2012 Olympics USA Women's Volleyball Team

2012 Olympics USA Women’s Volleyball Team

In the following video (divided into five parts), Tamari talks about her Olympic experience and her cultural background. The video, which was recorded on 7 Sep. 2012, was sponsored by the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) and produced by Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya. It was uploaded to YouTube on 15 Sep. 2012 by the OAA.

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