Check out the Black women dominating the sports world!
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Nicola Adams, 34, is a British professional boxer who was the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title.
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Vonetta Flowers, 43, is an Olympic-winning American bobsledder who became the first person of African descent from any country to win a Gold Medal in the Winter Olympics in 2002.
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Keisher McLeod-Wells, 39, is the current WIBA World Champion, NYS Champion and four-time Golden Glove Champion.
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 30, is a Jamaican track and field sprinter who held the title as the world's fastest woman until last year during the 2016 Olympics.
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Michelle Carter, 31, is an American shot putter, who holds the current title as an Olympic women's champion. During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she broke the American record.
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Tianna Bartoletta, 31, is a two-time Olympian track and field star who has a total of three gold medals. Most recently, she received gold in the women's long jump during the 2016 Olympics.
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Valerie Brisco-Hooks, 56, is a track star who was the first Olympian to win gold medals in both the 200- and 400-meter races at a single Olympics.
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Maritza Correia, 35, is an American Olympic swimmer who made history by becoming the first Black woman to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic swim team. She was praised by Simone Manuel during the 2016 Olympics after Manuel made history winning gold.
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