Episode 47: Maame Biney (Olympic Short Track Speed Skater for Team USA)
Monkey Mind Podcast
On today's episode we spoke with Team USA Olympic short track speed skater, Maame Biney. We discussed various topics regarding her struggles with mental health and how she has shifted her mindset from seeking other people's validation in her sport to skating for her own love of it. Enjoy! Maame's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biney.biney/
In Part 2 of our podcast with Maame Biney, the Team USA Olympian short track speed skating star navigates us from qualifying at US Trials for her first Olympic Winter Games through her Olympic debut as an 18-year-old in PyeongChang. Biney also discusses the weight she felt from the nation & media's expectations and leaning on one of her mentors, legend Apolo Ohno on how to best deal with racing and the media.Biney talks us through how she found her voice for racial & social justice causes, how long she plans on skating, her relationship status and closes with our rapid-fire Top 3 questions, including what TV show makes her cry.
In the 1st of a 2-part podcast featuring Team USA Olympic short track speed skater Maame Biney, NBC Sports & Olympic Channel broadcaster Patrick Kinas discusses the COVID-19 interrupted World Cup season for Biney and her teammates and how that has impacted their training for this season and the next Olympic cycle for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. Maame then tells her fascinating family story of coming to America after being born in Ghana, the roadside promotional sign that prompted her to try ice skating, culminating with her triumph a decade later at the US Olympic Trials to make Team USA as a teenager, heading to PyeongChang. There are plenty of moments where Biney puts on display her infectious laugh and ebullient personality that endear her to the world.
Speedskater Maame Biney and her father, Kweku, stop by the studio to talk about Biney's favorite experiences at the 2018 Games, and what she hopes will be different for 2022. Plus, a look at what led to Norway's dominance in PyeongChang, as the country has now earned the most medals in Winter Olympic history.