Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Entertainment. Discussion »
LONDON, ENGLAND This week's Photo of the Week captured a golden moment in the young life of Tumua Anae.
Native Hawaiian Tumua Anae, 23, won a Gold Medal as a member of Team USA's women water polo team on Thursday night at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Anae is a goalkeeper on the team.
Tumua Anae, Native Hawaiian, Gold Medal Winner
The women's water polo team defeated Spain 8-5. The team went undefeated during the Olympic Games.
Anae has dreamed of being an Olympian since she was 8 years old. She is a graduate of the USC where she majored in broadcast journalism. At USC, Anae was a finalist for 2010 Peter J. Cutino Award and a member of the 2010 NCAA Championship team and was also named 1st Team All American team, where she was also named to in 2008 and 2009.
Even with all of her athletic success that has put her in the spotlight, she feels her father, who is a doctor, should be famous. Her sister, Jordan, who is older than Tumua, also played on the USC water polo team and is married to NFL Indianapolis Colts Fili Moala.
The sisters founded "AnEye 4 AnEye," a project that promotes Hawaiians and their athletic and academic development.
The photograph was taken soon after she was awarded the Gold Medal. It was chosen as the Photo of the Week because it displays youthful vigor of a champion. Seeing a Native Hawaiian with a healthy and golden future was a real treat.
posted August 11, 2012 9:50 am edt