Tai Babilonia, an African-American, and her partner, Randy Gardner, have skated together since the 1960s. They won the National Junior Pairs title in 1973. In 1976, they won the U.S. Senior Pairs event. They went on to win five consecutive national titles, and in 1979, they won the world pair skating title. They went on to star in ice shows and to skate professionally in several other skating shows. They became American ice skating legends. The names "Tai and Randy" have forever made the two figure skaters "like one." More »
In 1965, he became the first African-American to be accepted into a figure skating club.