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Debi Thomas - In 1986, while a full-time college student, figure skater Debi Thomas became the first black woman to win the US Figure Skating national title. She went on that year to also win the World Figure Skating Championships.
Debbie Thomas Figure Skater First African-American to win a medal in the sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics
Surya Bonaly at the 1998 Winter Olympics, completed one bladed back flip. To this day she is the only skater to ever do this