Black Firsts: History Is Still Being Made

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Though the Winter Olympics in Sochi was riddled with troubles, there were also various firsts for blacks. “Track star Lauryn Williams is the first American woman and the fifth athlete to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics after winning a silver medal in the women’s two-person bobsled at the Sochi Games,” reports Black Enterprise.

Williams, who is of Trinidadian decent but competes internationally for the United States, previously won gold as part of the women’s 4×100 relay in the 2012 London Games along with a silver medal in the 100 meters at the 2004 Athens Games.

In another first, former Illinois track star Aja Evans won the bronze in the women’s two-person bobsled, giving the US two medals in a bobsled event for the first time ever.

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