Alice Coachman




Age: 90


Summary: pioneering Olympic athlete who was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal when she won the Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 meters (5.51 feet).



Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest


Born: November 9, 1923


Died: July 14, 2014


Location: Albany, Georgia