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Sat, 02.27.1988

Debi Thomas skates into Olympic history

Thomas in her "Zone"

*On this date in 1988, world-class figure skater Debi Thomas made an Olympic first. She won a bronze medal in the Winter Olympic Games in Calgary Alberta, Canada.

She became the first person of African ancestry to win any medal in the Winter Games.

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