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Vonetta Flowers was the first African American to win gold in the Winter Olympics when she teamed with Jill Bakken to win the two-woman bobsled event at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Shani Davis was the first African American to win gold in a Winter Olympics individual event when he won the 1,000 meter speed skating event at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.

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