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Long Track Speedskater Erin Jackson Is The First Black Woman To Qualify For The U.S. Olympic Team

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#Blackgirlmagic is at an all-time high. Long track speedskater, #ErinJackson has made history by becoming the first black woman to qualify for the US Olympic team after finishing third in the 500-meter race. To top it off, Jackson is joined by short track speedskater, #MaameBiney who became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. Both ladies are headed to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games.
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What makes Jackson even more amazing, is that she was killing it in inline skating competitions and was a three-time roller sports athlete of the year; and she has only been training for long track speed-skating for four months! Jackson told NBC in an interview, “I really wasn’t expecting it coming in. Pretty cool.”

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