Olympic long-track speedskating team, finishing third in Jackson joins Maame Biney , who recently became the first black woman to qualify for the speedskating team with her short-track finish in the meters in Utah. Both women follow the footsteps of Chicagoan Shani Davis , who was 19 years old when he became the first black athlete to qualify for U. Olympic speedskating team in
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The year-old American artistic gymnast took the world by storm when she won the gold for both the individual and team competitions the first American to do so at the London Summer Olympics. This is when she became the first woman of color of any nationality and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. Now, Douglas continues to make more historical strides. Yes Gabby! Continue to be great!
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Skip navigation! Story from Health Trends. We all remember the U. Open in September , when tennis champion Serena Williams received a series of code violations, including one for slamming her racket and receiving coaching, which ultimately cost her the match. When Williams tried to complain to the umpire, she was accused of having a "meltdown" and mocked for having a "tantrum.
About Submit. She was the first black athlete to break the color line in international tennis, winning the French Open in , followed by the Wimbledon and what would ultimately become the U. Open in —a feat she repeated in