Who were the first three African American women to win medals in Olympic games?
22 of 110 which is 20% of all medals. 8 of the 36 gold ( i include women and men basketball in these 8 medals)
Wilma Rudolph was the very first African American to win four gold medals.
she had to prove that african-american women could accomplish just as much as white women.
The black African American to win four gold medals in the 1936 olympic games was the great Jesse Owens.
Jesse Owens was the African-American sprinter who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
She was an African-american who was a sprinter who won 3 gold medals in the Olympics in 1960
History is made everyday. In 1908 John Baxter Taylor was the first African American to earn a gold medal in the Olympics.