Duanesburg graduate Emma White is headed to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics this summer where she will compete as a Team USA cyclist.
White, who turned pro in 2016, will compete in women’s track cycling, in which riders do multiple laps inside a velodrome and are scored based on combined individual times.
In a recent phone interview with The Daily Gazette from the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, White expressed how proud she is to be representing the U.S. in a sport she loves.
“I’m really proud, certainly, to have the news] of making the team] out there. It’s something that I’ve known for a little while, but having it in writing is a really good feeling,” said White. “Now I can officially call myself an Olympian. That’s always been my dream!”
To Emma and the other members of the women’s team, we say “congratulations!” We will be cheering all of you on from home as you go for gold this summer.