Bridgestone Olympic Partner Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson grew up on skates, just not on the ice. The Ocala, Florida, native won 47 national championships and 11 world championship medals across a decorated inline skating career before transitioning to blades in September 2017 to chase her Olympic dream. Despite training on ice full-time for only four months, Erin delivered a breakthrough performance in the 500 meters event at the 2018 U.S. Olympic Trials, shattering her personal best in back-to-back races to place third overall and become the first African-American woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Team.

Career Highlights

2008-2015

Won 11 inline skating world championships medals

2008-2015

2015

Named USOC Female Athlete of the Year in Roller Sports for a third time

2015

2017

Switched to long track speedskating and started training full-time on ice

2017

2018

Became first African-American woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Team

2018

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