Kenya’s speed skier Sabrina Simader finished 31st in Super G category at the 2023 World Ski Championship in France. IMAGE:Courtesy

Kenya’s lone speed skier Sabrina Simader showed great technique and skills as she finished 31st in the super G category of the ongoing Alpine World Ski Championship in Meribel,France.

Simader wound up 31st ,6 minutes .32 seconds behind the winner, in a race that saw 6 other skiers dropping out due to challenging conditions.

Italy’s Bassino Marta clocked 1:28.06 to win the Super G gold ahead of favorite America’s Mikaela Shiffrin who settled for silver. 

There was a tie in bronze as Cornelia Huetter of Austria and Norway’s Kajsa Vickhoff Lie shared the medal.

Sabrina will be back in action on Saturday February 11th when she lines up in Downhill category with the hope of going one better.

Sabrina started skiing in snowy Alps of Austria where she moved while she was three years old after being born in Kakuma ,Lodwar to a kenyan mother. 

She is using the championship as qualification pathway where athletes can pick up points that will count towards the qualification for the Winter Olympic Games 2026.

Sabrina has featured at the Winter Olympics in 2018,she qualified for the 2022 games in Beijing but failed to patuicipate. Simader is the second kenyan to do so after Paul Boit conqured the ice as a cross country skier. 

Boit represented Kenya as a sole skier between 1998 and 2006.

Kenya as taken part in four editions of the Winter Olympic Games (1998, 2002, 2006

and 2018). 

At the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018, Kenya was represented by one female alpine

skier, Sabrina Simader.

The national olympic committee of Kenya ,NOC-K has announced that the committee is keeping track of skiers of kenyan origin overseas with an aim of shoring up the numbers of skiers for the country at international competitions.

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