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

@inthylove: Yannick Bonheur and Vanessa James - the first black pair skaters to be in the Olympics.

Debbie Thomas Figure Skater First African-American to win a medal in the sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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

Debi Thomas is the only African American who ever won a medal in the Olympics in figure skating.

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Surya Bonaly - France - 1998: Surya Bonaly is a three-time World silver medalist, a five-time European champion, and a nine-time French national champion. She is best known for her amazing free skate at the 1998 Winter Olympics, when she completed a one-bladed back flip. To this day she is the only skater to ever do this - not the only female figure skater, the only figure skater period. #womens #history #black #women #athletes #winter #olympics #sochi

Mabel Fairbanks was an Black American figure skater and coach who was inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

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Tara Lipinski - 1998 Olympic Figure Skating Champion ... In 1998, Tara Lipinski won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating at age fifteen. She is youngest Olympic gold medalist in figure skating history.

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Surya Bonaly at the 1998 Winter Olympics, completed one bladed back flip. To this day she is the only skater to ever do this - not the only female figure skater, the only figure skater period. There have been 3 other skaters who have done back flips in competition (all men), but she was the only one to land on one blade.

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 :))

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