Erin Jackson has inked her name in the history books of speed skating when she earned gold in Beijing on Sunday, she won the prestigious award in the women’s 500-meter race.
Jackson sprinted through the ice and completed the event in 37.04 seconds and become the first to win gold for the United States since 1994.
The skating star proved worthy of the sacrifice by making history. She expressed her awe at her accomplishments in a tweet. “Olympic Champion,” she wrote before an emoji of a gold medal. “It’s going to take me a while to process those words.”
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