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Alice Coachman
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    (November 9, 1923-July 14, 2014)
    Olympic Gold Medalist (1940)
    US high jump champ (1939-48)
    She did not think high jumping was a big deal.
    She became a coach.
    She was the first female African-American to win an Olympic gold medal (1948).
    Despite having no facilities to learn her craft, she rose to the top.
    She earned a scholarship to the Tuskegee Institute.
    Because of WW II, she was unable to participate in the 1940 and 1948 Olympics (the games were cancelled).
    Count Basie threw a party in her honor.
    She graduated from Albany State college.
    She was selected #73 by Sports Illustrated for Women's Century's Greatest Sportswomen.
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 101 Votes: 59.41% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 43 Votes: 41.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 40.91% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 133 Votes: 45.11% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 160 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 177 Votes: 42.37% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 280 Votes: 41.79% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 393 Votes: 44.78% Annoying
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