Come on in! Join Pinterest only takes like a second or so.

More like this: gold medal, turin italy and winter olympics.
R. Wayne Hicks
R. Wayne Hicks • 1 year ago

Shani Davis, Olympic Champion speed skater. He became the 1st Black athlete (from any nation) to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Olympic Winter Games, winning the speedskating 1000m event. He also won a silver medal in the 1500m event. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he duplicated the feat, becoming the 1st man to successfully defend the 1000m gold medal & 1500m silver medal. He has set 8 world records and sits atop the world Adelskalender list, which ranks the fastest speed skaters.

Related Pins

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.

Team USA's Jamie Anderson cheered after winning the gold medal in the first women's Olympic slopestyle snowboarding competition.

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:

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.

Inspiring story of Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Gold Medal hopefuls in Ice Dancing for the 2014 Olympics!