AL Gold Medal Winner

Only one Olympic athlete from Alabama has ever won a gold medal in the winter games.

She is Vonetta Flowers from Birmingham.

Flowers took the gold in the 2002 women's bobsledding event in Salt Lake City.

Not only was flowers the first Alabamian to win a gold medal in the winter games, she was also the first African American athlete to take home the gold in the winter games.

In all, Alabama is home to 17 Olympic gold medal winners.

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