By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
African American Champion Calls Italy Home Andrew Howe
Last Updated: 08/11/06 AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMPION CALLS ITALY HOME ANDREW HOWE
HOWE AND HIS MOTHER & COACH
While the NBA
an Italian as its
# 1 Draft selection
Italy claims an African American as the new European long jump champion. Many contend 21 year old Howe is one of the world’s most promising track & field athletes as the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics begins.
The name Carl Lewis
is being uttered
in some Circles in
referencing Andrew Howe
Howe was born in Los Angeles but moved to Italy with his mother when he was 5 and Howe says he now considers himself an Italian a language he is as fluent in as English and prefers the Land of The Romans to Uncle Sam’s Place.
As for his African American mother another Italian for life by choice Rene Felton is doubly proud of her son’s athletic accomplishments. For one very essential reason Mom is his Coach and as the results prove very successful. She comes with her own experience as a former hurdler.
If some reports are to be believed Carl Lewis himself who had dinner with Howe in California back in December, Lewis has said that he thinks Andrew Howe can become the first Human to ever leap more than 9 meters. That means he as well as others expect Howe to be one of the Stars of the 2008 Olympics. In wining the recent European Championship he cleared 8.41 meters.
Howe has other pursuits as an Italian that keep him busy. Last year he joined the Italian Air Force. In addition he is the drummer on his own hard rock band Craving which is releasing its first album this Fall.
As for the Olympics
is talking about
4 Gold as
not bad for
A Black Italian
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