(WWBT) - A Virginia Olympian made history even before the games in PyeongChang - she was the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speed skating team.
"When I realized that I made the Olympic team, I started cheering like crazy and then I made my epic fall," she said.
Now 18 years old, the Reston woman sported Team USA in Short Track Speedskating.
Biney is the second black speedskater on a U.S. Olympic team. Shani Davis was 19 when he qualified for the short track team in 2002. He later switched to long track and won four medals, including two golds.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Copyright 2018 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.