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Alice Coachman honored for Olympic gold

June 30, 2004

Albany - Thursday, Albany native Alice Coachman Davis will be inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1948, Coachman became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

She won ten consecutive national high jump titles, that's still a record. The 25-time national champion is already a member of eight halls of fame, but she says this is the highest honor yet.

Coachman will not attend the induction ceremony in Chicago. Her daughter Evelyn Davis, who is a part time Dougherty County Physical Education teacher, will attend in her place.

Posted at 5:37PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com