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Erin Jackson Becomes 1st Black Woman To Win Solo Speed Skating Gold Medal


American Erin Jackson won the 500-meter speed skating competition on Sunday, making her the first Black woman to win a speed skating medal at the Winter Olympics. The 29-year-old beat her competitors in Beijing with a time of 37.04 seconds, marking the first time an American has won an individual speed skating medal since 2010.
What makes Jackson’s victory even more impressive is she’s been a speed skater for only four years; up until 2018, she was an inline skater. An American hadn’t won this event since 1994. Way to go Erin!!!!

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