Who were the first three African American women to win medals in Olympic games?
America has traditionally had one of the most successful Olympic gymnastic teams. The woman with the most Olympic medals is Larissa Latynina.
In the 1960 Olympic Games Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals. As an aside, Wilma was from Tennessee.
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i think it is whilma Rudolph
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing no woman athlete, American or other country, has won 5 Olympic gold medals in track and field. The most won by an American woman is 4 by Evelyn Ashford, 1 in the 100 meter dash and 3 in the 4x100 meter relay. Three other women have won 4 Olympic gold medals in track and field ... Bärbel Wöckel of East Germany, Betty Cuthbert of Australia, and Fanny Blankers-Koen of Netherlands.
Despite wearing leg braces as a child, sprinter Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three Olympic gold medals in a year.