Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is a 19 year old girl..yes..just 19… who is an Alpine skier from Kenya. Sabina was born in Kenya but moved to Austria at the age of 3.This teenie is one of a kind as she chose to embrace a unique sport which she is now best at. Sabrina stated training when she was three years with the help of her step father so is also a skier. Sabrina however is also good at swimming, golf and bike riding but skiing is her number one priority.
Sabrina had a first time experience of snow when she went to Austria which was so fascinating to her. She learnt at a Ski school in Schladming.This is a sign that for us to be good at something we should be ready to learn and put effort in order to be the best. Sabrina’s role model is the hugely successful US alpine skier and YOG ambassador Lindsey Vonn.Sabrina describes her role model as fast, nice and has fun. Another take out is that you have to get a mentor for yourself, someone who will guide you through the journey in order to succeed.
Everything based on inspiration is achieved.Sabrina represented Kenya at the winter Olympics in 2016 in Lillehammer Norway. She also finished 23rd in the 44 strong field in the 2016 winter youth Olympic games. She is definitely a star in what she does. Sabrina’s dream is to win and also inspire others to join the sport. Sabrina will be going down in history as she will be representing Kenya in the winter Olympics which will be held in Pyeongchang South Korea from 9th -25th February 2018.
Simader qualified for the games after taking part in the World Ski Championships in St Moritz, Switzerland, last February, and will compete in the Women’s Super-G and Giant Slalom in Pyeongchang. The Women’s Super-G Super-G, a mix of the technical and speed factors that populate the rest of alpine skiing, holds a middle ground of the sport. Alpine skiing has four different disciplines – downhill, super–G, giant slalom, slalom. The downhill is for speed freaks, and the slalom for master turners. The Super–G and giant slalom are somewhere in between, and a fifth event – the combined – provides an all-round test by putting downhill and slalom together.
You can stream the events live on NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports app, and Super G will be televised live on NBC and NBC Universal networks at the following times:
Women’s Super G: Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. ET
Men’s Super G: Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET
You can also live stream NBC, NBCSN, and the Olympic Channel coverage via Fubo.TV on your computer or mobile devices.
Sabrina aims to emerge among the top 20 in her events. Wishing her all the best in it is all we could do. Go Sabrina!!!!!! Let’s embrace athletics as well and cheer for our own people. Diversity and uniqueness could land you in a great position to achieve.The teenie massive is definitely behind her on this!
Here is a cheering video she put up on her gram.
By Kelly Kinuthia