April 14, 2024

Kenyan Skiier Sabrina out with Cruciate injury

Kenyan Skiier Sabrina out with Cruciate injury
Sabrina Wanjiku /Courtesy

Sabrina entered into the Kenyan sports history books when she became the first Kenyan female athlete to compete at the winter Olympics.

Kenyan Skiier Sabrina Wanjiku Simader has announced that she will be out of active sports for some time following her knee injury during her Super-G Training on Hauser Kaibling.

Sabrina entered into the Kenyan sports history books when she became the first Kenyan female athlete to compete at the winter Olympics.

In a social media post on Sunday she said, “.. What a crazy rollercoaster it can be to follow your dreams.Falling & struggling is sometimes part of it & so either we take the risk or lose the chance.”

She went ahead to confirm that she underwent a successful surgery and will be back in training soon, “Surgery went well & I'll be back soon step by step... Huge THANKS to my beloved family, closest friends & all my sponsors & fan's. I wouldn't come this far whitout you & the future is bright, I can feel it.” Sabrina added.

 

Sabrina started her snow experience at a tender age of three when her family moved to Austria where she won races at a young age and has now completed her dream of featuring at the winter Olympics.

She follows in the footsteps of Kenya’s first winter Olympian Phillip Boit who was part of the Kenyan team in Pyeongchang as Chef De Mission.

Unlike Sabrina , Boit first saw snow in 1996, only two years before his Olympic debut and went ahead  to become the first Kenyan to take part in the winter games representing Kenya in Cross country skiing at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Games.