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KEARNS, UTAH - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Andrew Heo, Kristen Santos, Eunice Lee, Julie Letai, Corinne Stoddard, Maame Biney and Ryan Pivirotto pose for photos after making the 2022 Olympic squad on Day 3 of the US Short Track Speed Skating Olympic Trials at Utah Olympic Oval on December 19, 2021 in Kearns, Utah.

Meet the USA’s Short Track Team for the 2022 Winter Olympics!

This team makes history as Maame Biney is the first African American skater to make the team and also the youngest.

“I’m very honored to have that title and I hope to use that for good and carry it with respect,” Biney said per Forbes. “I think my main goal is to make sure that other young Black women, especially little girls, realize anything they put their mind to is very much achievable. I really do hope that before I even stop skating that there are young Black women in the sport so that I can be a role model to them.”

Meet the skaters and keep up with the USA’s Short Track Team below:

Saturday, Feb. 5

6 a.m. ET — Men’s 1000m, women’s 500m heats; mixed relay quarters, semis, final

Monday, Feb. 7

6:30 a.m. ET — Women’s 500m, men’s 1000m quarters, semis, finals

Wednesday, Feb. 9

6 a.m. ET — Men’s 1500m quarters, semis, finals; women’s 1000m heats and relay semis

Friday, Feb. 11

6 a.m. ET — Women’s 1000m quarters, semis, final; men’s 500m heats and relay semis

Monday, Feb. 14

6 a.m. ET — Men’s 500m quarters, semis, final; women’s relay final

Wednesday, Feb. 16

6:30 a.m. ET — Women’s 1500m quarters, semis, final; men’s relay final


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