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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.

    Shani Davis won gold medals in speedskating in 2006 and 2010, and in doing so, became the first Black athlete from any country to win an individual medal at the Winter Olympics.

    At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Vonetta Flowers won the gold medal in the two-woman bobsled, becoming the first Black person to win a gold medal in Winter Olympic history.


    Eric Heiden became a speed skating icon when he won five individual Olympic medals at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.


    Olympic Art 1932 Lake Placid Olympics Bobsled Run

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    Vonetta Flowers - Bobsled First African American to win a gold medal in the winter Olympics.

    Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including 8 gold. His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films.

    Sasha Cohen ~ Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medal 2006 Winter Olympics & US Figure Skating Ladies Champion 2006

    Tara Lipinski. At the age of 15, she won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics, and remains the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games :))

    Every athlete's must-have accessory! | Medals | Sochi 2014 | Olympics | Team Canada

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    At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, American Sarah Hughes rose up from obscurity to win the gold medal in figure skating.

    Scott Hamilton wins a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics

    Hockey player Julie Chu of the United States enters with the flag during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium

    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.

    1932 Olympics - Pasadena, CA

    This compares the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics to the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. #Sochi2014

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