Althea GIbson

Althea GIbson

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  • Althea Gibson
  • Accomplishments
  • I am working my way to attend a school on a sports scolorship
  • Importance
  • Althea Gibson was born in Silver City South Carolina on August 25,1927. Gibson died from a stroke and her heart problems got serious. Gibson died in 2003 from breathing problems in East Orange New Jersey. Althea Gibson had success and worked her way to attend a school on a sports scholarship. Gibson was thinking about leaving sports and  to join the    US army.
  • Althea Gibson won some of the sport’s biggest tennis awards in the 1950s. After losing one award in 1946 Gibson won 10 straight championships from 1947-1956. Gibson was chosen to be in the 1971 tennis hall of fame.
  • Althea Gibson was a professional athlete ,and she continued to win. Gibson was reported to pay $100,00 to play in matches. Gibson was a member of a council on physical fitness. Gibson made history and became the first african american invited to play in Wimbledon.
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