Black Gymnasts in History

Spotlighting top athletes in all the gymnastics disciplines

About BGIH

Black Gymnasts in History was launched in February 2016 in order to bring visibility and pay tribute to the many athletes who have paved the way in gymnastics’ various disciplines and continue to inspire today’s generation. Every year during Black History Month, Black Gymnasts in History highlights the accomplishments of tumblers, trampolinists, artistic gymnasts, rhythmic gymnasts, and coaches. We are continually adding athletes to this inspiring lineup. If you feel we’ve left someone out, please contact us! We rely on our community to make sure this project is comprehensive of all black gymnasts’ contributions and impact on the sport.

“It is important to remember, that to break barriers,
to fight for inclusion and acceptance,
to achieve equal access and rights for all Americans,
takes a struggle – a constant and persistent fight
to do the right thing.”


Athlete Profiles

Black Gymnasts in History on YouTube