Alice Coachman Competing in Olympic High Jump Event

1948: Alice Coachman, woman high jumper from Albany, GA, is shown as she cleared the bar with an Olympic record breaking leap of 5 feet, 6 1/8 inches. She won the event, for the only gold medal picked up by American women field and track stars in the Olympiad. She was the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. (Photo by Bettmann via Getty Images)
1948: Alice Coachman, woman high jumper from Albany, GA, is shown as she cleared the bar with an Olympic record breaking leap of 5 feet, 6 1/8 inches. She won the event, for the only gold medal picked up by American women field and track stars in the Olympiad. She was the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. (Photo by Bettmann via Getty Images)
Alice Coachman Competing in Olympic High Jump Event
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Bettmann / Contributor
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514698176
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Date created:
01 January, 1948
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