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