Black women continue to shine no matter what!
Meet Starr Andrews (21)! It was announced earlier this week that she became the first United States figure skater to win an International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix medal in the series history that dates back to 1995 by Skate Canada in Mississauga, Ontario.
According to Black Excellence, Andrews’ skills displayed these two combinations, a double Axel-Euler-triple Salchow and six triple jumps with a score of 191.26 using Lara Fabian’s rendition of “Je Suis Malad.”
The silver medalist shared her excitement, “I actually still fell like it’s a dream. I’ve gone into this year with a different mindset, trying to not be so caught up in my head.”
Derrick Delmore, Andrews trainer release this statement:
“It’s really, really important, especially with everything that’s going on in the world right now. She stepped up to the challenge. The fact she made so much of a statement this week does wonders for the community and it will continue to solidify her as a role model.”