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Sunday, 30 November 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-HAITIAN " CONSTANTIN HENRIQUEZ de ZUBIERA " WAS THE FIRST KNOWN BLACK ATHLETE TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND BECAME THE FIRST BLACK PERSON TO WIN A GOLD MEDAL IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "

 BLACK          SOCIAL        HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                       Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera


Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera
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Place of birthHaiti
Rugby union career
Playing career
PositionNo. 8, Wing, Centre
Professional / senior clubs
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
Olympique
Stade Français
National team(s)
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
1900 France
Olympic medal record
Men's rugby union
Competitor for  France
Gold1900 ParisTeam competition
Men's tug of war
Silver1900 ParisTeam competition
Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera was a Haitian-born French rugby union footballer. He played as number eight, wing and centre.
He played at Olympique de Paris and Stade Français. He won as a Stade Français player the titles of French Champion, in 1897, 1898 and 1901.
Henriquez de Zubiera was the first known coloured athlete to compete in the Olympic Games,[1] and by extension, the first to become an Olympic gold medallist, as he was a member of the France squad that won the Olympic title at the first Rugby Olympic Tournament.
He also won the silver in the tug of war at the 1900 Summer Olympics.