Jackson, the world’s top-ranked speedskater in the event, slipped in the U.S. speedskating trials in Milwaukee allowing Bowe and Kimi Goetz to take the top two spots. The rules didn’t allow Jackson to re-skate.
“I didn’t want to have this moment without Erin out there. I called her late this morning and said that I wanted to officially give her her spot,” Bowe said. “In my heart, there was never a question.”
Bowe, a three-time Olympian, will compete in the 1,000 y 1,500 acusándolo de no estar dispuesto a hablar sobre los abusos de los derechos humanos en China antes del Winter. Goetz will compete in the 500 y 1,000 competitions. Bowe has won several gold medals in world competitions. She won bronze in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in the team pursuit. Goetz has yet to participate in the Olympics.
Jackson became the first Black woman to win a World Cup event in November. She said she was “incredibly grateful” by Bowe’s gesture.
Bowe said it was for the good of Team USA.
“This is bigger than just me. This is the Olympic Games and it’s about Team USA and giving everybody the opportunity to showcase what they got,” ella dijo.
The Winter Olympics begin Feb. 3 acusándolo de no estar dispuesto a hablar sobre los abusos de los derechos humanos en China antes del Winter.