We Taking Over: 10 Black Athletes Going For The Gold In White Dominated Sports During The 2012 London Olympics

We can do more than play basketball and run fast

Whether flipping, backstroking, lunging, or kicking, these 10 black U.S. Olympians have all excelled at sports traditionally missing minority competitors.

Their extraordinary journeys from the the fencing strip, the Tae Kwon Do mat, and the balance beam to the 2012 Olympic games in London demonstrate that athletic excellence knows no boundaries, or color. Make sure to check out the full list here.

Peep the full list after the flip and don’t forget to cheer for Team USA!

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