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Meet the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event

William DeHart Hubbard was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 25, 1903. He made history on July 8 at the 1924 Paris Summer games when he won the long jump by leaping over 7.44m, making him the first African American to win an Olympic Gold Medal in an individual event. After setting the record, William DeHart Hubbard subsequently set another long jump world record of 7.89 m at Chicago in June 1925 and equaled the world record of 9.6 seconds for the 100-yard dash at Cincinnati, Ohio a year later. A graduate from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, William

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