Maame Biney

Maame Biney

Maame Biney, Speedskater. She will compete in the 2018 Olympics, making her the first Black woman to make the U.S. Olympic speed skating team. 

“I don’t really feel pressure to be the first to get a medal or anything like that. I just want to go out there, do my best and have fun, and experience the Olympics. That’s what I’m here for. I’m here to win, obviously, but also have fun.”  

“I am super-honored to be able to be part of this, because I know that us African American girls and women haven’t been able to be in this situation before. I’m really honored to inspire other women, African American or any other race, to get out there and do what you can and succeed.”  

Huffington Post, Photo via Marca

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