Sport Tears roll as USA's Maame Biney deals with disappointing loss in 500 meters

16:45  13 february  2018
16:45  13 february  2018 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

USA's Biney advances in short-track 500 meters, ready to shift to attack mode

  USA's Biney advances in short-track 500 meters, ready to shift to attack mode The first African-American woman on the U.S. speedskating team has enough speed and fearlessness to contend.The American short-track speedskater, 18, advanced out of the first round of the 500 meters at Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday night, and she lit up when talking about her first Olympic experience.

Maame Biney is an American short track speedskater who has qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Biney was born in Accra, Ghana. At the age of five, she visited her father who was living in the United States and decided she liked the U. S . and wanted to stay with him.

8h. Swiss teen Meillard tears ACL in slalom practice. 9h. Shani Davis tweet rips flag-bearer coin She sure did. After crossing the finish line to win her second 500 - meter final on Saturday, Maame Biney Jeff Swinger/ USA TODAY Sports. Biney set a blistering pace in taking an early lead that widened as

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — American teenager Maame Biney gave an emotional and heartbreaking response to the end of her bid for a medal in the women’s 500 meters in short-track speedskating.

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USA ' s Maame Biney , eliminated from the 500 meters , can't hold back tears . GANGNEUNG, South Korea — American teenager Maame Biney gave an emotional and heartbreaking response to the end of her bid for a medal in the women’s 500 meters in short-track speedskating.

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Biney, 18, was heavily promoted by NBC in the buildup to the Winter Olympics, with her infectious smile and intriguing backstory resonating with viewers.

However, she was unable to overcome a poor start in Tuesday night’s quarterfinal and placed fourth to be ousted from the competition.

Sofia Prosvirnova, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, bumped Biney on the first bend but was not penalized by the referee and went on to win the race.

“It is OK,” she said, in the post-race interview zone, as tears rolled down her face. “I will be fine. I just have to wait four more years to be able to get back into this big stage so I can’t wait for that.”

Biney said that coach Anthony Barthell is “probably going to yell at me” as she was not as aggressive as usual and paid the price.

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Maame Biney eliminated in surprising speed skating quarterfinal loss . Maame Biney came into Tuesday night’ s 500 - meter quarterfinals riding high. She couldn’t ever close the gap between herself and her competitors, and she finished a painful, disappointing fourth, with a time of 44.772 seconds

USA ' s Maame Biney , smiling after advancing in the 500 m, ready to shift to attack mode. Choi Minjeong set a new Olympic record in the women's 500 - metre speedskating qualifiers at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Saturday, just minutes Reuters World. Rolling Stone.

She will also compete in the 1,500 but is not expected to be a contender.

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