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Olympic trailblazer dies

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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Alice Coachman Davis was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal when she captured the high jump in the 1948 London Games. She has died at age 90.

Davis’ daughter, Evelyn Jones, says her mother died early Monday morning in Albany, Georgia..

Davis attended Tuskegee University and won 25 national track and field championships — including 10 consecutive high jump titles.

She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.


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