Going for Gold: Famous Black Olympians

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Gabby Douglas

At 16, U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas made history at the 2012 Summer Olympics as the first woman of color to win gold in the all-around competition. She also became the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual and team all-around competition.

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