“Speed skater Erin Jackson won a gold medal for the U.S. on Sunday in the women's 500 meter, becoming the first Black woman to medal in speed skating at a winter Olympics.

The victory almost didn't happen. Jackson, 29, took third in the U.S. trials, the qualifying contest for the Olympics, and didn't earn a chance to race in Beijing.

But her teammate Brittany Bowe decided to relinquish her spot in the 500 meter race to Jackson out of "the spirit of the Olympics."” (NPR) #notother #TOOBL #webcomic #speedskating #winterolympics #erinjackson #brittanybowe #blackhistorymonth