By ANTONY KARANJA | Jambonewspot.com
Kenya’s Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is carrying the country’s flag high in a sport that many Kenyans never imagined.
On January 7th, she represented Kenya in the Alpine skiing World Cup in Maribor Slovenia. She however did not make the qualifying mark for the second run. This was part if the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup.
18 year old Wanjiku has been an ardent competitor in skiing. In February last, year, she represented Kenya at the Youth Winter Olympic games in Lillehamme, Norway.
Sabrina is coached by Kenya’s first winter Olympian Philip Boit who was Kenya’s was first ever representative at the Winter Olympics. Boit represented Kenya at the Nagano competition in 1998.
In 2002, at the age of 3, Sabrina and her mother moved to Austria 14 years ago where her love of skiing began. Besides skiing, she also competes in swimming, golf and bike riding.
Sabrina is eyeing medals in the St. Moritz FIS Alpine World Ski championship to be held on February 6 through 19th. She is also eyeing the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea.
Wanjiku will be accompanied by her two parents, who will serve as her chaperons.
Here is the video of Wanjiku competing in the Ladies’ Giant Slalom in Maribor, Slovenia on January 7th, 2017 at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup.