Black Athletes Break Stereotype of Winter Olympian

Coinciding with Black History Month, the 2022 Winter Olympics start in just over 80 days.

When people think of Black athletes and the Olympics, the Summer Games perhaps first come to mind with most of the notable Black athletes.

Since the first Winter Games in 1924, there have been a few Black people to break barriers on the ice and snow.

In 1988, Debi Thomas became the first Black athlete to medal at the Winter Games when she took home bronze in figure skating. In 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first Black athlete to win a gold medal at the games as part of the bobsled team. Recently, Erin Jackson became the first Black woman to win a speed skating gold at the World Cup.

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