Who was the first female gold medalist in Olympic speed skating history?
Among them are the five gold medals won by 21-year old Eric Heiden at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, and the capture of the first Olympic medal for short track speed skating by Cathy Turner in 1992. She followed that up four years later with another gold in the 500-meters.
Who was the first woman to compete in the Olympics?
Nilima Ghose: The teenager who helped Indian women get off the blocks in Olympics. Nilima Ghose was only 17 when she became the first Indian woman to compete at an Olympic Games. She participated in the 100m sprint and 80m hurdles at Helsinki 1952.
Who is the fastest black woman in the world?
Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.
|Full name||Wilma Glodean Rudolph|
|Nickname(s)||Skeeter The Black Gazelle The Tornado The Black Pearl The Flash The Track Star|
Who is the first female athlete to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games?
Clara Hughes is the first person to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games and holds the highest number of medals of any olympian to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Games. Nine athletes have won at least five Olympic medals without being Olympic champions.