Black Female Athletes Rule at the 2012 Olympics

What a moment it was for Black female athletes at the 2012 summer Olympics. For the first time in 16 years, the U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team walked away with a gold medal. Sprinters Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison also set a new world record, completing the race in just 40.82 seconds, while Gabby Douglas made history by becoming the first African-American woman to win the gold medal, Claressa Shields became the first American woman to ever win a middleweight title, and so

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