Sunday, February 13, 2022

American Erin Jackson wins 500m speed skating gold

US speed skater Erin Jackson won the women's 500m gold medal at the Winter Olympics in a time of 37.04 on Sunday.

The 29-year-old Jackson is the first US woman to win a speed skating gold at the Olympics since Bonnie Blair did so in 1994, as well as being the first Black American woman to win an Olympic speed skating medal.

"I wish I could describe how I feel. It is amazing. This medal means so much," Jackson told reporters.

She added: "It wasn't the perfect race, I had a couple of missteps on the back straight, but I could pull it together. Just a couple of missteps, that's all."

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