Alice Coachman

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Birthday
9, 1923
Birthplace
Albany, GA
Death Date
Jul 14, 2014 (90)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1923
Birthplace
Albany, GA
Death Date
Jul 14, 2014 (90)

About

Best known as the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, she took gold in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics.

Before Fame

She was a stellar youth athlete, who had great success at the AAU level.

Trivia

She won an Olympic gold despite missing her prime, as the 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled due to World War II.

Family Life

She was born in Albany, Georgia.

Associated With

She is credited with paving the way for female African-American Olympians such as Marion Jones.