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                                                                                    Alice Coachman

Medals By Tadhg

 

Alice Coachman was the first African American and the first American woman to win a gold medal in 1948 at the Olympics in London. She came first place in the high jump with a jump of five feet six and one-eight inches when she won her medal. She was 25 when she won her gold medal.

 

Her Home Town: By Cian

 

Alice Coachman was born in Albany, Georgia in 1923. Albany is the ninth largest city in Georgia. The population of Albany was 77,434 in 2010. Its nicknames are the Good Life City and The Artesian City. In Albany there is a school that opened on August 23rd 1999 called Alice Coachman Elementary.

 

 

Here is a picture of the Albany City logo. :-)

 

 

 

About her- By Roslyn :p

Name: Alice Coachman

Home town: Alabany, Georgia 

Born: 1923 

 

Her full name is Alice Marie Coachman. She

had nine siblings. When she was sixteen 

she was granted a scholarship into Tuskegee

preparatory school.  

She is an American athlete.

She was amazing at the high-jump.

She was the first African- American olympic gold medilist.

In 1940 and 1944 she was unable to compete in the olimpics

because of world war ll.

In the summer olimpics of 1948, she leaped 1.68m for the high

jump finals on her first try!!!

Britains Dorothy Tyler, matched Alice's jump, but only on her

second try. Alice was the only African-American women to win

an olimpic gold medal in 1948.

 

 

 Timeline  By Adam

Alice is born                    1923

 

Alice joins                       1938

Madison High school

 

Alice is offered a             1939

scholarship

 

Alice takes the                 1939

scholar ship, leaves

Madison, goes to

Tuskegee and joins their

Women's Track Program 

 

Alice graduates from        1943

High School and wins

the high jump and the 

50 yard dash for 

the Amateur Athletic Union 

(AAU) 

 

Alice earns a                   1946         

degree in

dressmaking

 

Alice becomes                1948

the first black woman

to win gold in the

Olympics 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (3)

sixth class said

at 12:57 pm on Mar 20, 2012

Adam you should fix your timeline because i dont know where some of the sentences finish.

sixth class said

at 1:01 pm on Mar 20, 2012

HI

sixth class said

at 10:55 am on Mar 22, 2012

very colourful!!!!

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