The teenager breaks a new Olympic barrier.
The 2016 Summer Olympics showcase the best in black excellence and now the upcoming Winter Olympics will do the same.
Maame Biney, 17, continues the #BlackGirlMagic by qualifying to make it on the USA Women’s Speedskating team. Biney becomes the first Black woman to conquer this achievement.
“When I realized that I made the Olympic team, I started cheering like crazy,” said Biney. “I can’t believe it, aww geez. It’s a really good feeling, but it has to set in first because it takes me a while. I’m like, ‘holy cow.’”
Biney had to go up against former Olympians Katherine Reutter-Adamek, Jessica Kooreman, and Lana Gehringn in a 500-meter final. She is the first black woman to be selected as a speed skater for a U.S. Olympic team and the second Black person to participate in the Olympics. Shani Davis, a 2-time gold medalist, made the short track team five years ago when he was 19.
Source: NewsOne Now