Flowers, Vonetta (1973–)

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Flowers, Vonetta (1973–)

African-American bobsledder. Born Oct 29, 1973, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Had a standout track career at University of Alabama; as a pusher for Bonny Warner, finished in top-10 in all 7 World Cup races (2000–01); as brakeman for Jill Bakken, won a gold medal for the two-man bobsleigh at Salt Lake City Olympics (2002), the 1st black athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

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