Maame Biney, The First Black Female Short Track Speed Skater In The Olympics

There is a new star heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics and she's full of Black Girl Magic. Maame Biney is a 17 year old Ghana native who moved to the United States with her father at the age of five. After reading a sign which read "learn to skate," her farther introduced her to the world of ice skating. She originally signed up for lessons to learn figure skating, but her instructor found that she had

some difficulty because she was skating too fast. The coach then suggested to her farther that he should switch her to speed skating. The rest is history as she becomes the first black female to join the Olympic Short Track Speed Skating team. She joins Erin Jackson, another history making black female heading to the 2018 Olympics, as one of three Black women on the US Olympic ice skating team. Maame , still young with lots of room for improvement, is one of favorites heading into this years winter games. She has another chance to make it into the history books by winning a medal. We will be rooting for this youngster as she shows there is no limit to what we can do.


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