Name: Maame Biney
Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5'6
DOB: 1/28/2000
Hometown: Reston, Va.
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games - 500m 14th; 1500m 31st
  • Qualified for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team - won the women's 500m at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials
World Championship Experience
  • 2017-18 Short Track Junior World Championships - 500m gold; 1000m bronze; overall bronze; 1500m super final 5th; 3000m relay 6th; 1500m 14th
  • 2016-17 Short Track Junior World Championships - 500m bronze
  • 2015-16 Short Track Junior World Championships Team
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-18 World Cup Seoul - 500m 10th; 1000m 34th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Shanghai - 500m 5th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Dordrecht - 500m 16th; 1500m 61st
  • 2017-18 World Cup Budapest - 500m 7th; 1500m 42nd
  • 2017-18 Short Track World Cup Team
  • 2017-18 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 Short Track Winter World Cup Team
Personal: Would like to be a chemical engineer...Started speed skating at the age of 6...Was told she was going to fast to be a figure skater so switched to speed skating...Participated in taekwondo up until 2015...In high school she was known for being way too happy all of the time...She can do chemistry all day...If she could have a superpower she would stop time for as long as she wanted to...Favorite place speed skating has taken you: Austria...Favorite speed skating moment: Watching the 2014 Olympic Trials...Favorite quote: "Laugh until you can't laugh anymore"...Favorite food: Any type of meat...Favorite music: Pop...Favorite movie: Titanic - it makes her cry every time