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Black Olympians Who Won Gold Medals at London 2012 Olympics

Mon., Aug. 13, 2012 9:38 AM EST
by Yvette Caslin

Black Olympians made their countries proud at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, aka London 2012, taking home coveted gold medals in every event from track & field to gymnastics. Some made history while others held on to the title that they earned at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and prior. While it’s made of 92.5 percent silver, 7.5 percent copper and plated with at least 6 mm of gold, the estimated value of a gold medal awarded at this year’s Summer Olympics is $620.82 (as of Aug. 1, 2012). Each gold medal contains 6 grams of gold, valued at $302.12, and 394 grams of sterling silver, valued at $318.70. To the Olympian who has spent countless hours preparing for the event and living his dream, it’s priceless. Check out the Olympian gold medal roll call for black athletes. Here, we’ve listed who they are, what they did and where they are from. –yvette caslin

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  • diane

    What about Ashton Eaton, Decathalon, he’s Black

  • THOP777

    WHY DID THEY LIST THE JAMACAN 4X100 WINNERS AND NOT OUR AMERICAN BLACK WOMEN WHO SET A 30 YEAR OLD WORLD RECORD IN THEIR 4X100 AND THE 4X400 WERE ALL BLACK OLYMPIANS, WTH??????