Vonetta Flowers, Olympic bobsledder and athlete. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, she, along with driver Jill Bakken, won the gold medal in the two-woman event, becoming the 1st Black person to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. She also won the two-woman event at the 2004 FIBT World Championships in Königssee, Bavaria. In December 2010, she was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. She was inducted as a member of the Class of 2011 in May.
1924: Chamonix, France hosts the first Winter Olympic Games. American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating. Pictured: Figure skating bronze medallists Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet. Photo: Olympic.org
China has entered the medal table at the Sochi Winter Olympics, with skater Han Tianyu winning a silver medal in the short-track 1,500 meters on Monday.
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