Lauryn Williams Makes History: Wins Medals in Both Summer & Winter Olympics

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Lauryn Williams  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Lauryn Williams (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

History was made at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi this year as Lauryn Williams won a silver medal in bobsledding.  While the medal is historic in its own right, the occasion marked a big moment in Black history.

Winning that medal made Williams the first American woman to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.  Though she was .13 seconds away from winning gold, the silver medal upon her neck joins a 2012 gold and 2004 silver medal for the 100-meter relay.

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Williams is now one in five people to have ever won a medal in both seasons of the Olympic games.

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