Artist: Guadalupe Pena
School: Julian Newman, Athens
"2002-- Vonetta Flowers wins the first medal"
2002 Birmingham native Vonetta Flowers and teammate Jill Bakken win a gold medal in bobsledding at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Flowers is the first African American to win a gold medal in a winter Olympics.
Created: October 11, 2007
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