Young Black Olympians to Watch in the 2012 Olympics

Maya Moore is one of the best female basketball players to ever play in college. She took UConn to back to back national championships while scoring an average of 20 points a game. This will be Maya first time competing in the Olympics. Best of Luck, Maya!

16 year-old Gabrielle Douglas is the first African American since Dominique Dawes in 2000 to join the women’s U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team.

A 100-meter-dash specialist, Carmelita Jeter already holds three of the top ten times ever run in her discipline.




17 year old Lia Neal is the 2nd African American woman in history to make the U.S. Olympic Swim Team

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