February 19th -- a winner is Vonetta Flowers


Who?
Vonetta Flowers is an athlete (bobsled) and on this date in 2003, became the first black woman to win a gold medal at the winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City.

If you aim to learn more about her other than the accomplishment named in the above sentence, please use the links that take you AWAY from the above-linked Wikipedia entry, as it seems only to exist as a testament to how ignorant internet users can be.
She retired from competition in 2006 – presumably to raise her twins born after the Salt Lake City games – but the size of her accomplishment will live on.
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