The World's Greatest
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As the US Open begins, I'd like everyone to remember one of the legends who paved the way for @SerenaWilliams, @VenusWilliams, @SloaneStephens and more. Althea Gibson (1927-2003), the first Black winner of the French Open (1956), the US Open and Wimbledon (both in 1957), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on November 20, 1958. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. #vintageblackglamour #vbgbook #AltheaGibson #tennis #usopen #usopen2015
On 12/21/1984, a small crowd in Elkins, W.Va., filtered into the town armory to watch a women's basketball game between powerhouse West Virginia and the tiny University of Charleston. With 11 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the game, West Virginia's 6-foot-7 junior center, Georgeann Wells, took a long pass at half court, and with a clear path to the basket, rose up and slammed the ball. With the 1st official dunk in a college game, women's sports reached a milestone.
Abebe Bikila was an Ethiopian double Olympic marathon champion. He is most famous for winning a marathon gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome while running barefoot. In doing so, he also set the new world marathon record. | "I wanted the world to know that my country, Ethiopia, has always won with determination and heroism."
Congratulations to Philadelphia Flyers assistant Captain Wayne Simmonds for being picked the Most Valuable Player in Sunday's NHL ALL-Star game. Wayne Simmonds became the first Philadelphia Flyers in 37 years to pick up M.V.P honors in an All-Star game. Simmonds was able to come back to Los Angeles, California where he started his NHL career. He was able to score his All-Star Hat Trick in front of his former Los Angeles home fans. This also marks the first time a Black player becomes All-Star M.