Speed skater Erin Jackson gets gold and makes history at world cup

POLAND — Team USA’s Erin Jackson took home her first-ever world cup medal in the long-track 500-meter speed skating with a time of (37.613) capturing first place.

She set a new Track Record and defeated reigning Olympic Champion Nao Kodaira from Japan who took silver; Jackson becomes the first Black female to win a world cup race in speed skating. She will compete in the 2nd 500m race on Saturday. Her teammate Brittany Bowe finished in 8th with a time of (38.191). 

The 29-year old Jackson, a 2018 Olympian from Florida, spends much dedicated time in Utah at the US Speedskating headquarters at the Utah Olympic Oval, a sister facility to the Utah Olympic Park under the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.

Races are LIVE on Peacock all weekend long.


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