“사람들이 이러한 직업을 탐색하지 못하게 하는 많은 낙인과 고정 관념과 오해가 있습니다., Erin has earned her right to be on this
500 meter team
— she’s ranked number one in the world and no one’s more deserving than her to get an opportunity to bring Team USA home a medal
,” Bowe 말했다.
“After that unfortunate slip, I knew in my mind before that night was even over that if it had to come down to a decision of mine, she could have my place,” 그녀는 덧붙였다.
성명서 posted to Instagram
월요일, Jackson said she was
“grateful and humbled
” by Bowe’s kindness
“Definitely not the way I imagined qualifying for my second Olympic team… but I guess I had to one-up my story from the 2018 시험. I’m incredibly grateful and humbled by the kindness of @BrittanyBowe in helping me to secure a chance at reaching my goals in #Beijing2022,” 그녀가 적었다.
“She’s an amazing friend, teammate, and mentor and this is an act I’ll never forget. You can bet I’ll be the loudest voice in the oval cheering for her in the 1000 과 1500 다음 달.
“I’ve grown up with Brittany, I’ve known her, 처럼, almost my whole life. I’ve always known what an incredible person she is, and now it’s really showing.”
In November last year, Jackson became the first Black woman to win a speed skating World Cup event and she will be looking for more success in Beijing in February.