Quick Answer: Who Won Africa’S First Olympic Gold Medal?

Who is known as the golden girl of India?

Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil UshaPilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (born 27 June 1964) is a retired Indian track and field athlete..

Who was the first woman Olympic gold medalist?

Hélène de PourtalèsHélène de Pourtalès of Switzerland became the first woman to compete at the Olympic Games and became the first female Olympic champion, as a member of the winning team in the first 1 to 2 ton sailing event on May 22, 1900.

Who is the youngest Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?

P.V. Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win the Silver medal at the Olympics, by reaching the Badminton final at Rio Olympics 2016. However, she lost to Carolina Marín of Spain in the final on 19 August 2016. She became the youngest Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

Who was the first Olympic winner?

James ConnollyOn 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.

Who was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal?

John Baxter Taylor Jr.John Baxter Taylor Jr. John Baxter Taylor Jr. (November 3, 1882, Washington, D.C. – December 2, 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American track and field athlete, notable as the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal.

Who was the first black female athlete?

In Berlin in 1936, Stokes and Pickett became the first African American women to represent their country in the Olympics. Alice Coachman, a star track and field athlete at Tuskegee Institute, became the first black woman to win Olympic gold, setting records with her high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London.

Who is the first black athlete?

Lots of kids know about Jackie Robinson and how in 1947 he became the first African American to play Major League Baseball. Not as many kids — or adults — know about Kenny Washington. But Kenny Washington was the Jackie Robinson of the National Football League (NFL).

Who holds the most Olympic gold medals?

Michael PhelpsAmerican swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian, having won 28 medals in both individual and team events (23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze).

Who is first black billionaire?

Patrice Motsepe: $2.3 billion. Motsepe was the first black African to appear on the Forbes list. He became a billionaire in 2008 as founder and chairman of African Rainbow Minerals.

Who was the first black man to play in the NFL?

George TaliaferroGeorge Taliaferro, 1st Black Player Drafted In The NFL, Dies At 91 Trail-blazing football player George Taliaferro died Monday at the age of 91. In 1949, he became the first black player to be drafted into the National Football League.

Who won the gold medal in Olympic?

Recent history. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra won gold in the Men’s 10 metre air rifle event becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Who is the greatest Olympian of all time?

Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps, named ‘Greatest Olympian of All-Time,’ wears his 23 gold medals on SI cover – Baltimore Sun.

Is the Olympic medal real gold?

The last series of Olympic medals to be made of solid gold were awarded at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. Olympic gold medals are required to be made from at least 92.5% silver, and must contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold. All Olympic medals must be at least 60mm in diameter and 3mm thick.

Which country has never won an Olympic medal?

According to The Telegraph, a total of 75 countries have never won an Olympic medal. These nations range across Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. Among them? Angola, Liberia, Mali, Laos, Maldives, Yemen, Aruba, El Salvador, Honduras, Monaco, Aruba, and St.