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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN DIAMOND DIXON IS AN AMERICAN TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE AND WON GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2012 OLYMPIC IN LONDON : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                 BLACK           SOCIAL           HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Diamond Dixon  born June 29, 1992 El Paso, Texas  is an American track and field athlete. She won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympicsin London as a member of the 4×400m relay team. While she was not a member of the relay team who ran in the medal race, she took part in the race which qualified the American team for the final. Under Olympic rules, all runners who took part in qualification races also earn medals. She is currently a junior at the University of Kansas and won 2013 Big 12 Conference championships in the 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     USA Championships
2011 USA Junior Champion (52.67)

International Championships
2012 Olympic gold medalist 4x400m (3:22.09)
2012 NACAC U-23 gold medalist in 4x400m (3:28.64)
2011 Junior Pan-Am runner-up 400m (52.67) and 1st in 4x400m (3:34.71)
2010 World Junior gold medalist in 4x400m (3:31.20)

Collegiate Championships
2012 NCAA Indoor  champion (51.78)
2013 NCAA Indoor bronze medalist - 400m (52.38); 4x400m (3:34.91)
Two-time NCAA Outdoor  third place – 2012 (51.59); 2011 (51.88)
2011 NCAA Indoor runner-up (53.32)

About Diamond





















































































Dixon qualified for her first Olympic team only days before her 20th birthday as a member of Team USA's 4x400m relay pool. Dixon was the youngest woman on Team USA at the London Olympics and ran in the qualifying round of the 4x400m relay that went on to win gold. Though she is young, she is not without experience. Dixon has also represented Team USA at World Juniors, World University Games and  Pan-Am Juniors.