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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…

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.

1924: Chamonix, France hosts the first Winter Olympic Games. American Charles Jewtraw became the first Winter Games champion by winning the first event, the 500m speed skating. Pictured: Figure skating bronze medallists Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet. Photo: Olympic.org

February 27, 1988 Debi Thomas (figure skater) becomes the first African American to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games.

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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

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.

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 :))

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Olympic Figure Skating Medalist Sasha Cohen

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