Debi Thomas, Debra Janine Thomas

When Debi Thomas (1967–    ), born Debra Janine Thomas, won a bronze medal for figure skating at the 1988 Calgary Games, she became the first black woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. She graduated from Stanford University and Northwestern University Medical School, becoming an orthopedic surgeon. In 2000, she was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame and, in 2002, served as a representative for the U.S. Olympic committee at the winter games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Name Meaning Reference: