Rooting For Everybody Black: Meet 20 Black Athletes Competing In The 2018 Winter Olympics

Unsure of who to cheer for? We've got you covered.

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| February 09 2018,

8:14 pm

As the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it may be a little difficult to pick who to cheer for. Many of us know nothing about winter sports, and even less about the competitors. However, one thing reigns true regardless of what the event may be: we're rooting for everybody black. 

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Meet 20 black athletes from across the globe who are competing in this year's winter Olympics. We are well represented and going for the gold. 

1. Aja Evans - Bobsled, Team USA

2. Elana Meyers Taylor - Bobsled, Team USA 

3. Hakeem Abdul-Saboor - Bobsled, Team USA

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4. Chris Kinney - Bobsled, Team USA

5. Jordan Greenway - Men's Ice Hockey, Team USA 

6. Erin Jackson - Speedskating, Team USA

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7. Shani Davis - Speedskating, Team USA

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8. Maame Biney - Speedskating, Team USA

9. Kimani Griffin - Speedskating, Team USA

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10. Shannon-Ogbani Abeda - Slalom, giant slalom and alpine skiing, Eritrea

11. Sabrina Wanjiku Simader  - Alpine skiing, Kenya

12. Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian - Bobsled, Jamaica

13. Carrie Russell - Bobsled, Jamaica

14. Akwasi Frimpong - Skeleton Skating, Ghana

15. Audra Segree -  Bobsled, Jamaica

16. Seun Adigun - Bobsled, Nigeria

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17. Ngozi Onwumere - Bobsled, Nigeria

19. Lauren Gibbs - Bobsled, Team USA

20. Simidele Adeagbo - Skeleton Skating, Nigeria

Best of luck to everyone competing. We're rooting for you!

The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off Friday, February 9 on NBC. You can find the complete schedule here.

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