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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.

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. 

Photo: Giphy
Photo: Giphy


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



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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





18. Akuoma Omeoga - 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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Malinda is a staff writer for Blavity, freelance content creator, and executive assistant residing in Cleveland, OH. As a proud graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, she loves all things HBCU. In her free time she enjoys being a bomb plant mom, self-care, bottomless mimosas and painting. Contact by email: malindajny@gmail.com