U.S. speedskater and World Cup Champion Erin Jackson claimed a gold medal today in the 500-meter individual speed skating final at the Beijing Olympics, becoming the first Black woman to win an individual medal in any Winter Olympics. (Source: Good Black News)
The 29-year-old from Ocala, Florida said that, “Hopefully, we’ll see more minorities, especially in the USA, getting out and trying these winter sports.” The former inline skater who switched to speedskating shortly before the 2018 Olympics, won the gold medal with a time of 37.04 seconds! The win gave the American speedskating program its first individual medal since the 2010 Olympics.
ERIN JACKSON WINS IT!— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2022
Relive her brilliant speed skating performance to win GOLD for @TeamUSA. 🥇 #WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/S1hY76c9ii
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