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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…

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.

Competed in her third Olympics at age 24 - Dominique Dawes. Known for being a 3-time Olympian, a World Championships silver medalist and member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She is the 1st African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, the 1st black person to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics, 1 of only 3 female American gymnasts, to compete in 3 Olympics and was part of 3 Olympic medal-winning teams.

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.

The 2014 Russian Winter Olympics medals have bits of the meteorite in the medal that crashed in Russia earlier this year

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64 Superb Vintage Pictures Of The Winter Olympics

1948 Olympics, St. Moritz, Switzerland. British figure skater Jeannette Altwegg. She won bronze but would win gold in 1952; she’s the only British woman to ever win multiple winter medals.

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Olympics Art - 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Bobsled Run - WPA Poster Print - Winter sports poster print

Olympic Art 1932 Lake Placid Olympics Bobsled Run

Debbie Thomas Figure Skater First African-American to win a medal in the sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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

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50 stunning Olympic moments: Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10s – in pictures

Nadia Elena Comaneci is a winner of five Olympic gold medals, and the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event (actually Nellie Kim holds that honor-this article is incorrect). Comaneci was the first Romanian gymnast to win the all-around title at the Olympics. She is also the youngest-ever Olympic gymnastics all-around champion.

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.

Sochi unveils medals for 2014 Winter Olympics

Every athlete's must-have accessory! | Medals | Sochi 2014 | Olympics | Team Canada. Love the design this winter!