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Congrats indeed, and way too long in coming.

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All "firsts" like that are pretty cool in my mind.  Good for her!!

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The reaction picture is awesome.  Good for her.

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She's been knocking at the door for a while. Good for her and Jamaica. Her sister was a 400/800 swimmer and was an olympic finalist in 2000.


some history from the ISHOF site:

Who was the first swimmer of African descent to win an Olympic medal?
Answer: Holland's Enith Brigitha placed third at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the 100 free (56.65) behind East Germany's Kornelia Ender (55.65 WR) and Petra Priemer (56.49). We now know that both East Germans were doped.

Who was the first swimmer of African descent to win an Olympic gold medal?
Answer: Anthony Nesty, of Suriname and the University of Florida, won the 100 fly at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He also became the first swimmer of African descent to win an individual World Championship.


https://www.swimming.ca/1980OlympicsMoscowen

Debbie Armstead was the first black female to make a Canadian Olympic Swim Team ... she was also one of my coaches.
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