19 year old Sabrina Wajiru Simader has made history as the first Kenyan female to compete in the winter Olympics after qualifying for the 2018 games in Pyeonchang, South Korea with her superb skiing skills , this recently got her featured by BBC.
The Austria-based teenager will compete in womens super-G and giant slolama the games which is set to hold from February 9 to 25, making her the first Kenyan female to attain this feat.
More About Sabrina
Her interest in skiing developed from the tender age of 3, further inspired by her stepfather who took her skiing on the numerous slopes and mountain paths thatbordered her home. Her love for skiing grew considerably, despite the stares and challenges she had to face as the only black ski athlete in the region.
With deep-rooted love for her homeland, she decided to come back to uplift the honor of her country, qualifying for the winter Olympics after competing the the world championships last year, emerging the second Kenyan athlete to represent the East African nation at the winter Olympics, after Philip Bout, the first Kenyan male athlete.
She is the only African to qualify for Alpine skiing, but not the only lying African in the competition, as the Nigerian Bobsled team who were the first African to make it to the Olympics would also be participating in the competition.
Well Done Sabrina Simader! We Celebrate You!