‘I’m the first Black skeleton athlete from the U.S. to compete at the Olympic Games’
But, Kelly Curtis, first black skeleton athlete to compete for team USA made sure she emphasized that she would “not be the last.” (Source: nbcnewyork.com)
The 33-year-old from Princeton, New Jersey has also competed in bobsled racing but thought the skeleton looked like fun and wanted to “give it a try. ”
Kelly Curtis just made history as the first Black U.S. skeleton racer to compete in the Olympics. https://t.co/brkdbuGLNF— #becauseofthemwecan (@Becauseofthem) February 11, 2022
Curtis grew playing basketball and her other favorite sport… track and field.