134 Terry McDermott was a speed skater who won a gold medal in the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Terry McDermott’s legacy McDermott’s Olympic gold was an impressive upset victory over the reigning champion, Yevgeny Grishin of the Soviet Union. At the height of the Cold War and in an Olympic event at which… Continue reading Olympic gold medalist dies at 82 – .
559 Tori Bowie was a track and field star who won three medals in the 2016 Olympics and was a gold medalist in the 2017 World Athletic Championships. Tori Bowie’s legacy Born in Sand Hill, Mississippi, Tori Bowie showed athletic prowess almost as soon as she started competing, winning multiple state championships in track and… Continue reading Olympic medalist dies at 32 – .
8 Herb Douglas was a track and field star who won a bronze medal in long jump at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Herb Douglas’ legacy Growing up in Pittsburgh, Douglas was a multi-sport athlete. He was the first Black player on the basketball team at Taylor Allerdice High School, and he played football… Continue reading Olympic medalist dies at 101 – .