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Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

Bradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-law Bradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-law
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders.

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. Coachman became the first black woman to win an Olympic goal medal when she won the high jump at the London games in 1948. Her son-in-law says she was a true champion in many ways.

"She has been an ambassador for Albany for many years around the world,” said Bradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-law. “I think this proclamation is an affirmation of her service to the city."

Coachman was also a longtime educator. There is an elementary school in town named after her. She died July 14th at age 90.

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