Sabrina Wanjiku Simader was born on the 13th of April, 1998 in Kenya to a Kenyan mother and Austrian father. The 2018 Winter Olympics isn’t the first competitive event she has participated in. In 2016, she represented Kenya in the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
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Interesting Facts About Sabrina Wanjiku Simader
Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, was the first female Kenyan athlete at the Winter Olympics. She grew up in Austria where she picked up the sport. Simader started skiing at the age of three.
The 18-year-old Simader was the only African starter in the women’s super-G race at the world ski championship.
Sabrina competes in the more challenging and dangerous speed disciplines, downhill and Super G. Usually, skiers from outside the traditional Alpine skiing nations do not venture beyond the less risky slalom and giant slalom. Through her passion and love for the sport, Sabrina took part in the Super G in St.Moritz. When she turned 13 she won a local championship.
Sabrina carried the Kenyan flag during the opening ceremony of the 2018 winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, South Korea.
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