The modern Olympic Games were launched in 1896. However, the first Afro to win a medal is
George Poage. In 1904, George Poage won third place in both 200-meter and 400-meter hurdles.
He attended the University of Wisconsin. Since then, scores of afros have excelled in Olympic Games.
J.B. Taylor: the first Afro to win a gold medal. This was in 1908, in London in the 1,600-meter relay as part of the
United States of America team.
DeHart Hubard: the second Afro to win a gold medal. This was in 1924, in Paris, in the long jump competition.
Eddie Tolan: the first Afro to win two gold medals. This was in Los-Angeles in 1932, for the 100-meter and
In Olympic Games of 1936, held in Berlin, Germany:
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