Decathlete Rafer Johnson at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome.
Althea Gibson's (1927 - 2003) accomplishments included the following: * First black to win a tennis Grand Slam event. * First black to be voted by the Associated Press as it Female Athlete of the Year, 1957 and 1958. * New Jersey State Commissioner of Athletics, 1975. For further information, refer to the links, below.
I could not find the first African American man to actually run track But I did find the first African American woman to make the USA Olympic team. Their names are Louise Stokes and Tydia Pickett. Stokes finished third in the 100 meter dash at the US Olympic trials in 1932 and was named to the squad as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team. According to what I read, she was replaced at the games and did not actually compete. I couldn't find any information about Tydia Pickett other than she and Louise Stokes made the 1932 US Olympic Team. The first African American woman to win a medal at the Olympics was Audrey Patterson who won bronze in the 200 meter dash at the 1948 Games in London. Alice Coachman was the first African American woman to win gold when she won the high jump event at the 1948 Games.
Carry's middle name is Amelia. Carry Amelia Moore Nation. That's her middle name but she is known by her first name Carry A. Nation
Jessie Rattley was the first black mayor of Newport news X)
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The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which a Canadian athlete participated.
Viktor Balck (not Black) was a member of the International Olympic Committee at the time the Olympic Winter Games were first held in 1924, but he did not compete as an athlete.
Rafer Johnson was a track and field Olympic athlete. he was the first black athlete to carry the American flag in the opening ceremonies of the olympic games..
12, he is the youngest athlete to compete in olympics history.
Hasely Crawford was the first Trinidad and Tobago athlete to win a gold medal. He won the 100 meter dash at hte 1976 Montreal Olympics.
George Poage (USA) became the first black athlete to medal at the Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1904 St Louis Olympics and he later went on to win the bronze in the 200m hurdles in the same games.He is the first African-American athlete to compete at the Olympic Games
Decathlete Rafer Johnson at the 1960 Games in Rome.
the Washington capitals hired the first black athlete. his name was Earl Lloyd, and he played his first game october 31. 1950.
Clara Hughes, a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, will carry the flag in the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. She is the first athlete to win multiple medals in both the Summer and Winter games.