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    Boxer Quartey becomes first black African medalist

    Before 1960, no black African had ever won an Olympic medal. It was a curious record and one that was bound to be broken, but the questions were multiple – who would get the honour of being the first, when would it happen, and in which event would the barrier be breached.
    05 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960
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