Wilma Rudolph was the very first African American to win four gold medals.
Olympic Icon Wilma Rudolph is the only African American woman to have won three gold medals. Rudolph left her mark on the track.
Speedskater Bonnie Blair won 5 gold medals from 1988 to 1994.
Jenny Thompson with 8.
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.
In the 1960 Olympic Games Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals. As an aside, Wilma was from Tennessee.
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 Rudolp got her career by running in the Olympics and winning three gold medals. She was the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field.
Wilma Rudolph in 1960.