Famous Black Athletes

Usain BoltUsain Bolt
21 August 1986, Jamaican
Olympic athlete
Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 

Jim KellyJim Kelly
05 May 1946, American
Athlete

Christian ColemanChristian Coleman
06 March 1996, American
Athlete

Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila
07 August 1932, Ethiopian
Olympic marathon champion

Tyrese Johnson-FisherTyrese Johnson-Fisher
09 September 1999, British
American Football Player
Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
07 January 1991, South African
Olympic Athlete

John CarlosJohn Carlos
05 June 1945, American
Sprinter, Athletics competitor, Association

Kenenisa BekeleKenenisa Bekele
13 June 1982, Ethiopian
Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Haile GebrselassieHaile Gebrselassie
18 April 1973, Ethiopian
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics

J. C. Watts, Jr.J. C. Watts
18 November 1957, American
Politician
David RudishaDavid Rudisha
17 December 1988, Kenyan
Kenyan track and field athlete

Debi ThomasDebi Thomas
25 March 1967, American
Figure skater

Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
04 December 1985, American
fencer

Tirunesh DibabaTirunesh Dibaba
01 June 1985, Ethiopian
long-distance runner, athletics competitor

Meb KeflezighiMeb Keflezighi
05 May 1975, Eritrean, American
Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics
Dwain ChambersDwain Chambers
05 April 1978, British
Rugby league player, Sprinter

Ugo MonyeUgo Monye
13 April 1983, British
Rugby union player

Genzebe DibabaGenzebe Dibaba
08 February 1991, Ethiopian
Long-distance runner, Middle-distance runner,

Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
15 April 1957, American
American olympic athlete
Ralph MetcalfeRalph Metcalfe
29 May 1910, American
Athlete

Kipchoge KeinoKipchoge Keino
17 January 1940, Kenyan
Athlete
Joe RokocokoJoe Rokocoko
06 June 1983, Fijian, New Zealander
Rugby union player

Alberto JuantorenaAlberto Juantorena
03 December 1950, Cuban
Athlete

Maria MutolaMaria Mutola
27 October 1972, Mozambican
Athlete
Antonio PettigrewAntonio Pettigrew
03 November 1967, American
Sprinter

Ralph BostonRalph Boston
09 May 1939, American
Athlete
Alice CoachmanAlice Coachman
09 November 1923, American
American olympic athlete

Wyomia TyusWyomia Tyus
29 August 1945, American
Olympic Athlete

Mamo WoldeMamo Wolde
12 June 1932, Ethiopian
Athlete
John Akii-BuaJohn Akii-Bua
03 December 1949, Ugandan
Athlete

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Charles DumasCharles Dumas
12 February 1937, American
Olympic athlete
Adhemar da SilvaAdhemar da Silva
29 September 1927, Brazilian
Olympic Athlete

Ashwin WillemseAshwin Willemse
08 September 1981, South African
Rugby union player

Milt CampbellMilt Campbell
09 December 1933, American
Football Player

Vonetta FlowersVonetta Flowers
29 October 1973, American
American bobsledder
Barney EwellBarney Ewell
25 February 1918, American
Athlete
Richard ChelimoRichard Chelimo
24 February 1972, Kenyan
Athlete

João Carlos de OliveiraJoão Carlos de Oliveira
28 May 1954, Brazilian
Athlete

Yobes OndiekiYobes Ondieki
21 February 1961, Kenyan
Long-distance runner