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The Top 5 Olympic Gold Medal Winners!!!!!

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The Top 5 Olympic Gold Medal Winners!!!!! African-Americans have had some of the most decorated and record-breaking careers ever. Here are 5 of those athletes below:

Dominique Dawes

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  • Won a Gold Medal in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA
  • Inducted in the USA Olympic Hall of Fame in 2009
  • From Maryland
  • She has a bachelor’s degree
  • Retired on September 19, 2000

Simone Biles

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  • Won 4 Gold medals in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • She has won a total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals
  • Most decorated American gymnast ever
  • Was adopted by her grandparents on 2003
  • Dating NFL star Jonathan Owens

Gabby Douglas

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  •  1st to become the Olympic individual all-around champion
  •  1st US gymnast to win gold in both the individual and all-American team
  • A biopic of her life was made on the Lifetime network in 2014 called, “The Gabby Douglas Story”
  • Had her own reality tv show called, “Douglas Family Gold”
  • Was named “Female Athlete of The Year” by the Associated Press

Simone Manuel

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  • Won 2 Gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Attended Stanford University
  • Turned pro in 2018
  •  Helped Stanford University win the NCAA swimming team championships
  •  1st African-American to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming

Florence Griffith-Joyner

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  • Won a Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea
  • The fastest woman of all time
  • She attended UCLA
  • She abruptly retired in 1989
  • She passed away in her sleep, as a result of an epileptic seizure in 1998

These 5 Olympic Gold medal-winning women are some of the most prolific and amazing athletes in the world. they have broke records, be role models, and superstars for all people. They have persevered through hardships, discrimination, to come out on top.

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