Maame Biney’s exceptional speed and strong stride has secured her a spot in the U.S. Olympic short track team for the PyeongChang Winter Games this year at the age of 17! She is a fast rising athlete, quickly gaining fame!Image Credit: nbcolympics.com
So what is Maame Biney net worth in 2018? What are Maame Biney’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Maame Biney was born in Accra, Ghana on January 28, 2000. She took skating lessons when she moved to Reston, Virginia to live with her father. She and her father, Kweku, were driving around and saw a sign that said, “learn to skate this fall”. Kweku had to explain to her what skating was as she was not familiar with it. She was six years old when she started figure skating lessons, but a coach recommended that she took speed skating lessons instead.
Biney made headlines when she finished seventh overall and won a bronze medal in the 500m at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. She debuted on the World Cup circuit in Shanghai and finished fifth in the 500m. At the young age of 17, Biney’s exceptional speed and strong stride secured her spot in the U.S. Olympic short track team for the PyeongChang Winter Games this year.
Biney was a top contender at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 500m races for short track racing last December 2017. Not only did she win the women’s 500m at the trials, she also became world famous because of a video that has been watched more than four million times on Facebook. Biney is the first African-American woman to become part of the U.S. Olympic short track or the speed skating team.
Biney’s extraordinary skills and her passion for the sport has paid off immensely. She was among the top U.S. skaters during the 2017 Short Track World Cup Qualifiers. Biney trains with the team in Salt Lake City in Utah. She is taking online classes at the same time applying to colleges, hoping to take up chemical engineering. Biney’s dedication to the sport means that PyeongChang is only the beginning of her Olympic journey. At this time, we do not have sufficient information to estimate Maame Biney net worth in 2018.