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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.

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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.

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