Black History Month: Profile: Vonetta Flowers

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Vonetta Flowers (1973- ) became the first African-American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics in the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, Utah. A track superstar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she was the pusher and brake woman for the U.S. women’s bobsledding team. She started bobsledding at age 26, and hopes to compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics as a gymnast.

From the Feb. 22-28, 2006, issue

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