Sabrina Wanjiku To Fly  Kenyan flag High in South Korea Winter Olympics

By David Indeje / January 12, 2018

Sabrina Wanjiku To Fly  Kenyan flag High in South Korea Winter Olympics

Sabrina Simader Wanjiku, 18 Kenya’s first professional Alpine skier will be representing Kenya in South Korea winter Olympics.

 

The game popularly known as XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County.

She qualified for the global showpiece early last year

However, she will not be the first Kenyan to represent Kenya at the Winter Olympics.

Kenya was first represented at the winter Olympics in1998 in Nagano by Philip Kimely Boit.

Boit and his friend Henry Bitok had started out as marathon runners when Nike sponsored a project to get them to learn how to ski.

Nike financed this project from 1996 until 1999. Boit ended his skiing career in 2011.

Her career highlights include:

2012/13  Triple youth champion in the Austrian federal state of Styria
02/2016   Olympic Youth Games in Lillehammer (rankings 20, 23, 24 and 26)
01/2017  The first Kenyan ever participating in a Ski World Cup Race
02/2017  Only African woman participating in the speed competitions of the Alpine Ski World Championships in St. Moritz

EnTri Consulting has partnered with the Kenya National Ski Team as her manager.



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