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    Meet The First Asian American Gold Medalist, 91 Year-Old Sammy Lee | The last time the Olympics were in London in 1948 was also the first time an Asian American won a gold medal in the Games. That distinction belongs to 91 year-old Dr. Samuel “Sammy” Lee, who was born in Fresno, CA and is of Korean descent. \\ Amazing story

    Alice Coachman, 88, specialized in the high jump. An American, she became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the 1948 London games. "Winning that gold medal meant everything to me. I didn’t get to celebrate much after, because it was so crowded and everyone wanted to see me. But the one thing I did ask my coach for was a beer. I’d been with her for three years, so she knew that I didn’t drink or smoke. 'You, a beer?' she asked, laughing. I think I only drank about half...

    Charlotte Cooper -first woman to win a gold medal at Olympics-Tennis, 1900-Team Great Britian

    Alice Coachman, Gold medal winner, High Jump, 1948 Olympics, London - Alice was the first black woman from any country to win an Olympic gold medal

    Valerie Brisco-Hooks with her son Alvin Jr. at the 1984 Olympic trials.  Valerie would go on to win three gold medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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    1948 London Olympics: Photos From LIFE Magazine: "American springboard dive winners Zoe Ann Olsen (left), Vicki Manolo Draves (center) and Patty Elsener display their medals."


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    1948 London Olympics: Photos From LIFE Magazine - LIFE: Swimming, London Olympics, 1948.

    Kim Rhode is an American shooter who is looking to become the first US athlete to medal in five consecutive Olympic games.

    Olympic Games & Franco-British Exhibition

    Gail Devers is a three-time Olympic track gold medalist, winning two gold medals in the 100m (1992 and 1996) and one in the 4X100m relay in 1996. #TitleIX

    Ashton Eaton draped himself with the American flag in front of the Olympic flame after winning gold in the decathlon.