Asia Carried the Torch!!!
Asia was chosen to bear the Olympic torch as part of a contest sponsored by Coca-Cola Corp.
On June 9, 1996, Asia, accompanied by her father, Jerry Renning who ran as an escort runner,
ran down Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Surrounded by family and well-wishers, Asia
proudly carried the torch aloft for 5/8 of a mile.
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Asia, proud and excited
before her turn to run.
Asia and Jerry before
Asia, receiving the
Olympic flame from Larry Walker.
Asia and her father
running on Woodward Avenue.
Asia, Jerry and other
escort runners with a police motorcycle escort.
Asia, passing the Olympic
flame to Ursula Buckane-Henry.
Asia and Jerry after their
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