A 17-year-old Virginia teen just became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team.
Maame Biney qualified with a pair of victories in the 500 meters at the short track trials Saturday, according to USA Today. She beat out Olympians Lana Gehring, Jessica Kooreman and Katherine Reutter-Adamek.
“I can’t believe it, aww geez,” she said after her win. “It’s a really good feeling, but it has to set in first because it takes me a while. I’m like, ‘Holy cow.’”
The Ghanaian native will become the second black speedskater on a U.S. Olympic team after Shani Davis. Davis qualified for the short track in 2002.