The single dad behind Olympic speed skater Maame Biney | HeartThreads


Maame: No matter how hard the sport is You’re crying, you’re bleeding but… having people around you makes everything so much better. Maame: The reason why I really, really like skating is because it takes me out of the world that I’m in and it’s fast.
Maame: The reason why I really, really like skating is because it takes me out of the world that I’m in and it’s fast. And whenever I go fast the wind just blows and it’s so nice and cold. I love cold. For Maame Biney, her dream came true But never did she think that the entire country would be watching Maame Biney made history becoming the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speed skating team Maame: It was really, really nice to see and know that he was there cheering me on. And knowing that whatever my outcome was that he’s still going to be proud of me and love me for even being there. He also, not only to me, but he’s an inspiration to other parents letting them know that – all the single fathers and mothers – that if I can do this, raising a girl, you can do this raising your son or daughter. Maame: I feel like one thing that really made me who I am as a skater is the fact that my dad wasn’t hovering over my skating career. He allowed me to be happy. He allowed me to say when I want to stop skating. There was a time where I was like, ‘Daddy I want to quit. I want to do something else.’ And he let me do that instead of saying, ‘No, I want you to do this because you’re good at this. And I don’t want you to do anything else.’
I want you to do this because you’re good at this. And I don’t want you to do anything else.’ I feel inspired by him and I’m proud of him for being able to raise me!
And I don’t want you to do anything else.’ I feel inspired by him and I’m proud of him for being able to raise me!

Antonio Breitenberg

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