First Black Woman In The US Olympic Long-Track Skating Team Took To The Ice Just Several Months Ago

Date January 12, 2018

Erin Jackson became the first black woman in the U.S. Olympic long-track skating team. Few people know that this talented young woman started skating just four months ago.


Erin Jackson is a perfect candidate for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Erin Jackson is 25-year-old American ice-skater. Recently, the young talent mesmerized the audience and judges with her incredible performance on the ice during the Olympic Long-Track Speedskating Trials.


Erin finished her first run at 39.22 seconds and won the third place in the competition for the 500-meter race. The first and the second prize went to the former Olympians, Brittany Bowe and Heather Bergsma.


In her interview after the trials, Jackson said:

I really wasn’t expecting any of this, just coming in as a newbie, just trying to do the best I can.

Watching Erin’s spectacular moves on the ice, it’s hard to believe the young lady started skating just four months before the competition. Her incredible talent helped her gain a status of the first black woman to qualify for the long-track trials.


The ‘ice’ star thanked all people who showed their support to her during the championship:

Thanks a million to everyone who has supported me along the way toward achieving this dream!

Now, Erin gets ready to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The new star confessed she has another significant goal to reach. She shared an Instagram post and announced a T-shirt fundraiser. It has a noble mission to earn money and pay for a ticket for her father to watch her participate in the Olympic Games.

I’m starting a T-shirt fundraiser to help get my dad to South Korea to watch me race in the Olympic Games.

You can watch Erin Jackson in action in the video below.

This young woman has definitely a huge potential to become a true champion. What do you think?

READ ALSO: Young Figure Skater Jimmy Ma Impressed The Audience By His Energetic Performance To Lil Jon’s Hit Song