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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.


Previous Winter Olympic medals :)

Shani Davis during the medal ceremony at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.