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Erin Jackson makes U.S. proud in women’s 500-meter speed skating.

Erin Jackson makes U.S. proud in women’s 500-meter speed skating.

Erin Jackson has done the unimaginable. she emerged as the first black woman to win a gold medal in speed skating at the Winter Olympics.  The last time an American woman won gold at the event was in 1994. Erin Jackson breaks record in speed skating. An elated Erin Jackson remarked emotionally, “I wish I

Erin Jackson has done the unimaginable. she emerged as the first black woman to win a gold medal in speed skating at the Winter Olympics.  The last time an American woman won gold at the event was in 1994.

Erin Jackson breaks record in speed skating.

An elated Erin Jackson remarked emotionally, “I wish I could describe how I feel, it is amazing, this medal means so much. It has been a tough couple of years and a tough beginning for this year. For this to come around like this, I am so happy.”

The 29-year-old Erin Jackson, who took third in the U.S. trials, did not even earn a chance to race in at the Olympics. It was Brittany Bowe, her teammate who had qualified for the 1,000 meters and the 1,500 meters events that created the opportunity for Erin Jackson to partake in the 500-meter race, stating that Jackson deserved to compete.

However, it must be noted that Erin Jackson is the first black female athlete to win a gold medal in speed skating at the Winter Olympics. Also, she had won the Speed Skating World Cup.

Erin Jackson born September 19, 1992, is an American speedskating Olympic champion, inline skater, and roller derby player. She qualified for The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, where she competed in inline speed skating at various distances on the road and track. She also qualified to compete in the 500 meters long track speed skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

“The 2021–22 ISU Speed Skating World Cup is a multi-race tournament over a season for speed skating. The season began on 12 November 2021 in Poland and ended on 13 March 2022 in the Netherlands. The World Cup is organized by the ISU and also runs world cups and championships in short track speed skating and figure skating.

The World Cup consisted of five competitions this year. The competitions (except the finals in Heerenveen) are qualifying events for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.

A world cup is a global sporting competition in which the participant entities – usually international teams or individuals representing their countries – compete for the title of world champion. There are a number of notable popular team sports competitions labeled “world cups”, such as the ICC Cricket World Cup, Rugby World Cup, Rugby League World Cup, and the Hockey World Cup but perhaps the best known is the FIFA World Cup (an association football tournament, first held in 1930), which is widely known simply as “the World Cup”. THIS SECTION IS CULLED FROM WIKIPEDIA.

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