THIS MONTH IN HISTORY
Debi Thomas – First Black Athlete to Win a Medal at the Winter Olympics
In February 1986 Debi Thomas took the senior women’s title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, becoming the first African American to win a non-novice title. That same year, Thomas earned the top spot at the World Championships.
In 1988, Thomas competed at the Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. She won the bronze medal in the women’s figure skating event, thereby becoming the first African American to win a medal in any sport at the Winter Olympics. That same year, Thomas once again won the U.S. Championships.
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