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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



Canada’s Tancredi scores second-fastest goal ever

Melissa Tancredi entered FIFA’s record books when she scored the second-fastest goal in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup just 37” into Canada’s 2-2 draw with Australia on 20 September in Chengdu.

Tancredi’s opener was only 7″ later than that of Lena Videkull’s goal for Sweden against Japan in 1991 (30”).

On 18 September Lori Chalupny found the net after 57” in the USA’s 1-0 win against Nigeria.

Other fast scorers – 

Min.    Sec.    Player                          Date               Match          Year
1′      30″     VIDEKULL Lena, SWE      19.11.1991      JPN v. SWE      1991
1′      37″     TANCREDI Melissa, CAN   20.09.2007      AUS v. CAN      2007
1′      54″     CHALUPNY Lori, USA       18.09.2007      NGA v. USA      2007
2′               BENGTSSON Kristin, SWE 19.06.1999      CHN v. SWE      1999
2′               OKOSIEME Nkiru, NGA      24.06.1999      USA v. NGA      1999
3′               SUNDHAGE Pia, SWE        24.11.1991      CHN v. SWE      1991
3′               PRETINHA, BRA               19.06.1999      BRA v. MEX      1999
3′               SISSI, BRA                     24.06.1999      BRA v. ITA       1999
3′               SUN Wen, CHN                04.07.1999      NOR v. CHN      1999
3′               MEINERT Maren, GER        27.09.2003      ARG v. GER      2003  

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.

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