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First black woman to win Olympic gold dies in Ga.

By The Associated Press
ALBANY -- The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, has died at age 90 in south Georgia.<br /> <br /> Davis' daughter, Evelyn Jones, says her mother died early Monday morning in Albany. Vera Williams, a secretary at Meadows Funeral Home in Albany, says Meadows will be handling Davis' memorial service but plans haven't been finalized yet.<br /> <br /> Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London. She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.<br /> <br /> Davis attended Tuskegee University and won 25 national track and field championships - including 10 consecutive high jump titles.<br /> <br /> She was the only American woman to win a gold medal at the 1948 games, and retired at age 25 after winning Olympic gold
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