Speedskater Maame Biney Meets Leslie Jones at Pyeongchang OIympics - NBC10 Boston
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang

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Speedskater Maame Biney Meets Leslie Jones at Pyeongchang OIympics

"I'm so proud of you," Jones told the 18-year-old who made history when she became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speedskating team

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    U.S. speedskater Maame Biney lost in her 1,500m short-track heat Saturday and there to console her was her biggest fan, "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones. 

    "I'm so proud of you," Jones told the 18-year-old who made history when she  became the first black woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic speedskating team.

    Jones is in Pyeongchang, working as an NBC correspondent and tweeting from the Olympic stands. She watched Biney finish last in her 1,500m short-track heat after briefly taking the lead.

    "Im so sorry," Biney told Jones about the loss. 

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    "That's OK, it's your first Olympics and not your last," Jones told her. "You're learning how to do it."

    The comedian had some advice for the speedskater, telling her she has to get "aggressive" and use her elbows to get in front of the competition at the next Olympics. Biney said she's hoping to make it to at least two more Winter Games.

    Jones was impressed with how fast the athletes go on the track and was shocked to learn that Biney broke her ankle three times while racing.  

    "I got over it, it's fine," Biney said laughing. 

    The two watched speedskating togehter, cheering on Team USA's John-Henry Krueger as he won silver in the men's 1000m short track. 

    "That was dope, that's the type of stuff I like to see right there," Jones said.