The World's Greatest
This board features past and current athletes and hot-steppers who have dominated in their sport. ⚾️⚽️
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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."