We are excited to announce our March Athlete of the Month, Erin Jackson. A native of Ocala, Florida, Jackson first started skating when she was just eight years old!
She is currenlty a speed skater, roller derby player, and Olympic gold medalist. Jackson is the first Black woman to win a Winter Olympic gold medal in an individual sport. She qualified for The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, where she competed in inline speed skating in various distances on road and track. She also qualified to compete in the 500 meters long track speed skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. In November 2021 she won her first 500 meters Speedskating World Cup races in Poland with two track records, making her the first Black American woman to win in the World Cup. On February 13, 2022, Jackson won the gold medal in the Women’s 500m speed skating event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. She is the first Black American woman to medal in speed skating.