French figure skaters Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur - the first black figure skating couple to compete at the Olympic Games. Read more: http://www.oprah.com/world/Highlights-from-the-2010-Vancouver-Olympic-Games/7#ixzz22PunRddO Blackhistory
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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.
Debi Thomas was the first African-American to hold U.S. National titles in ladies' singles figure skating. At the peak of her skating career, Debi was also a pre-med student at Stanford University. She was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2000 and currently practices medicine as an orthopedic surgeon.
Debi Thomas - Figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World Champion and 1988 Olympic bronze medalist. Thomas was the first African-American to hold U.S. National titles in ladies' singles figure skating.