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Maame Biney

Maame Biney

American short-track speed skater
Maame Biney
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Intro American short-track speed skater
Is Speed skater Athlete Short track speed skater
From United States of America Ghana
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 28 January 2000, Accra, Ghana
Age 21 years
Star sign Aquarius
Stats
Height: 168 cm
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Biography

Maame Biney (born January 28, 2000) is an American short track speed skater who competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Early life

Biney was born in Accra, Ghana. At the age of five, she relocated to the United States to live with her father. Biney began skating when she was six years old in Northern Virginia. She began figure skating but switched to speed skating on a coach's recommendation.

Career

Biney won the bronze medal in the 500-meters at the 2017 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships. She made her senior team debut later that year winning the America's Cup at the U.S Speedskating Short Track World Cup Qualifier. On December 16, 2017, Biney qualified for the 2018 Olympics by winning the 500-meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials, becoming the second African-born athlete to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics, after Madagascar-born biathlete Dan Westover in 1998.

In the 2018 Olympics, Biney did not make it past her qualifying heat in the 1500-meters, and was ousted from the 500-meter race in the quarterfinals.

Coming back from the 2018 Olympics, Biney did well at the 2018 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, winning gold in the 500-meters, bronze in the 1000-meters, and bronze overall.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/December/16/Maame-Biney-Becomes-First-African-American-Woman-To-Make-US-Olympic-Speedskating-Team
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/20/maame-biney-future-us-speedskating
http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/who-maame-biney
https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018/results/en/short-track-speed-skating/athlete-profile-n3014427-maame-biney.htm
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