As a young dancer (and amateur figure skater, lol), I had (and still have) only a handful of professional young Black women role models in the field. So, the incomparable Debi Thomas is one of my heroes. She brought a strength and athleticism to the ice that, in my opinion, is unparalleled and on February 27, 1988, she become the first African American to win a medal in the winter olympics. Watching her is still inspiring and even now I cheer for her when I check out these old videos. Go ahead girl!!!