• FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO WIN OLYMPIC GOLD DIES

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    WASHINGTON: Former US athlete Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, has died. She was 90. Davis, an American track and field star who took the top spot in women’s high jump at the 1948 London Olympics — passed away on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in the southern US state of Georgia after a recent stroke, her daughter told the The New York Times. A Georgia native who experienced racial segregation firsthand, Davis was inducted into both the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame and the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

    AFP

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