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Vonetta Flowers Achieved What Distinction in Winning a Bobsled Gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games?

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In 2002 Vonetta Flowers and her partner, Jill Bakken, slid into history by winning the gold medal at the inaugural Women's Olympic bobsled event, which was the first medal for a U.S. bobsled team in 46 years. Vonetta became the first person of African-American descent to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Following Vonetta, Jarome Iginla also made history in Hockey and together they became the first two black athletes to win Winter gold medals.

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