The year-old American artistic gymnast took the world by storm when she won the gold for both the individual and team competitions the first American to do so at the London Summer Olympics. This is when she became the first woman of color of any nationality and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. Now, Douglas continues to make more historical strides. Yes Gabby!
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Women comprise the majority of healthcare workers that have been on the front lines of COVID, a virus that is three times as lethal for Black Americans. One of the best ways to prolong your overall health is exercise. A study showed that acute physical activity improved immune defenses. In other words, less than an hour of daily activity can offset the physical cost of living through a historic event. All it takes is a little inspiration.
About Submit. She was the first black athlete to break the color line in international tennis, winning the French Open in , followed by the Wimbledon and what would ultimately become the U. Open in —a feat she repeated in The Associated Press named her the Female Athlete of the year in both and In addition to her work on the tennis court, Gibson also played golf professionally.
Skip navigation! Story from Health Trends. We all remember the U. Open in September , when tennis champion Serena Williams received a series of code violations, including one for slamming her racket and receiving coaching, which ultimately cost her the match.