Sugar Land gold medalist Simone Manuel could help erase perceived barrier for black in competitive swimming - Houston Chronicle http://ift.tt/2scJ1Nl Seventy-six-year-old Johnnie Means couldn't help but cheer as he watched Sugar Land's Simone Manuel speed toward the finish of the 100-meter freestyle Thursday to become the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal. The Third Ward...Simone Manuel Wins 100 Free Is First African American Female Swimmer To Win Individual Medal…
Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin - Gold Medals 2008 Olympics - Beijing
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"Speed skater Suzanne Schulting delivered the Netherlands’ first ever short track Olympic gold medal on Thursday with a surprise victory in the 1,000 metres. ‘I just kept on going and I remained in the lead. I really can’t believe it,’ Schulting, who is just 20, said after the race." Reference: www.dutchnews.nl 🥇!!!!!!!!! 😎👍🏻💞🌍🌎🌏💞
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro - Charlotte only began doing Grand Prix dressage in 2011 but by the 2012 Olympics she won not only the first individual Dressage Gold medal winner for BG, but GB's Team won Gold as well for Queen and country!
Olympic gold could not save them from the gas chambers. The success of the Dutch-Jewish women's gymnastics team challenged Nazi eugenics. The athletes, along with their Jewish coach, were the first in Amsterdam to be deported.