Black Athletes To Watch At 2022 Winter Olympics


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The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, begins on February 4.

Of the nearly 3,000 athletes competing, only a fraction of those athletes are Black.

From new faces to familiar ones, here are some of the Black Athletes who will be going for gold in Beijing.

Speedskating 

Erin Jackson 

Team: USA

Age: 29

Short Track

Mama Biney

Team: USA

Age 22

Alpine Skiing

Mialitiana Clerc

Team: Madagascar

Age: 20

Carlos Maeder

Team: Ghana

Age: 43

Shannon Abeda

Team: Eritrea

Age: 25

Cross-Country Skiing

Samuel Ikpefan

Team: Nigeria

Age: 30

Bobsled 

Elana Meyers Taylor

Team: USA

Age: 37

Sylvia Hoffman 

Team: USA

Age: 32

Kaysha Love

Team: USA

Age: 24

Hakeem Abdul-Saboor

Team: USA

Age: 35

Cynthia Appiah

Team: Canada

Age: 31

Shanwayne Stephens

Team: Jamaica 

Age: 31

Ashley Watson

Team: Jamaica 

Age: 28

Matthew Wekpe

Team: Jamaica 

Rolando Reid

Team: Jamaica 

Age: 29


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