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Kick Some Hiney, Biney: Father cheers on groundbreaking short tracker

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Short Track

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 16: Maame Biney #1 celebrates victory in the Women’s 500 Meter A Final for a spot on the Olympic team during the 2018 U.S. Speedskating Short Track Olympic Team Trials at the Utah Olympic Oval on December 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Maame Biney’s biggest fan arrived too late to see her practice for her Olympic debut.

Biney’s father, Kweku, slipped into a seat at the short track training center in time to wave to his 18-year-old daughter, who was preparing to leave the ice after Friday’s session. Watch Maame Biney’s best moments at U.S. Olympic short track speed trials

The elder Biney will be in the stands on Saturday to watch Maame compete in the 500-meter heats. He’s hoping to bring his homemade sign from the U.S. trials reading: “Kick some hiney Biney.”

“I’m not driving so it might be hard to carry,” said Kweku Biney, who is commuting from Seoul, about two hours away from the Olympics by train.

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