Alice Coachman

American athlete

Alice Marie Coachman (November 9, 1923 – July 14, 2014) was an American athlete. She specialized in high jump. She was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.[1] In 2002 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project.[2]

Olympic medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Gold medal – first place 1948 London High jump


  1. "Alice Coachman Biography". Archived from the original on 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
  2. "Honorees: 2010 National Women's History Month". Women's History Month. National Women's History Project. 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2011.

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