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Black Girl Olympic magic: Maame Bine

On Saturday, Maame Bine became the first African American woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympics team in speedskating, with two victories in the 500 me.

The 17-year-old native of Ghana cruised to victory in the first 500 final at the short track trials on Saturday, beating Olympians Lana Gehring, Jessica Kooreman and Katherine Reutter-Adamek.

After realized she had made the Olympic team she started cheering like crazy and lost her footing for an epic fall which she took in her stride.

A dominating performance in Saturday’s 500-meter U.S. Olympic Team Trials solidified Biney’s spot on a flight to Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the upcoming 2018 Winter Games in February. The Reston, Va., native won both 500-meter finals, leaving no doubt that the future of U.S. short-track speedskating has a name to follow for now and for years to come.

 

 

We can’t wait for all the black girl magic that will be coming our way next year.

 


For more:

  1. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/12/16/biney-is-1st-black-woman-to-make-olympic-speedskating-team/108664474/
  2. https://www.theroot.com/17-year-old-maame-biney-becomes-first-black-girl-to-mak-1821365815
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