Friday, February 19, 2010

Ethiopia's Lone Winter Athlete

I didn't even realize Ethiopia had anyone in the Winter Games... But they do! They have one athlete competing in the Olympics. His name is Robel Teklemariam. He was the first Ethiopian to ever compete in the Winter Olympics back in the 2006 games. His sport is cross-country skiing. He learned to ski when he moved to New York with his mother at the age of 9. According to this article, his goal for his second Olympics is "to improve on his finish in Italy [the 2006 games] and inspire young Ethiopians to follow in his ski tracks." I think that's a great goal! Mr. Teklemariam, you've just gained another fan!!!
Here and is another neat article on him and here is a link to his blog.

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