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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-06 08:13 AM
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6. Shani Davis
1st black man to make the US Speed Skating Team AND 1st black person to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. The 1st black person to win an individual medal in the Winter Olympics was Debi Thomas, who won the bronze in 1986.

Only took 'til 2006--maybe Bryant Gumbel was right.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/5056846/detail.html
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