Name: Maame Biney
Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5'6
DOB: 1/28/2000
Hometown: Reston, Va.
College: University of Utah
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games - 500m 14th; 1500m 31st
  • Qualified for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team - Won the 500m
World Championship Experience
  • 2018-19 Short Track Junior World Championships - 500m Gold; 3000m Relay 5th: 1000m 9th
  • 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
  • 2017-22 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2021 US Championships - 500m Gold; 1000m Gold; 1500m Gold
  • 2019-20 Short Track World Cup Team
  • 2018-19 US Junior Championships - Overall Gold
  • 2018-19 Short Track World Cup 5 - Dresden: 500m Bronze; Mixed Relay Bronze
  • 2018-19 Short Track World Cup 2 - SLC: 500m 9th
  • 2018-19 Short Track World Cup 1 - Calgary: Mixed Relay 4th
  • 2018 Fall Short Track World Cup Team
  • 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
  • 2016-17 Short Track Winter World Cup Team
Personal: You will probably never see Maame without a smile on her face contributing to her favorite quote, “Laugh until you can’t laugh anymore.” She began speed skating at six years old and made the switch at an early age after she was told that she was going to be a fast figure skater. In addition to speed skating, she competed in taekwondo until 2015. She enjoys her time in the classroom and claims that she could do chemistry all day with hopes of becoming a chemical engineer eventually. She will eat any type of meat, enjoys listening to pop music and says that her favorite movie is “Titanic” and that it makes her cry every time.