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…
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.
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.