5 facts you need to know about Kenya's first female skier in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Sabrina Wanjiku will be the first female and only Kenyan to feature in this year's Winter Olympics

Sabrina Wanjiku Simader will be flying the Kenyan flag high as she will be the country's first female skier to feature in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Sabrina, a professional Alpine-Skiier, will also be Kenya's only representative in the competition set to take place between Feb 9 and Mar 9 2018.

The 18-year old is not new to skiing as she has been representing Kenya in the competition for a while. In 2016, she grabbed attention in the world ski championship after being the only African starter in the women’s super-G race.

She placed last of 39 finishers, more than eight seconds behind champion Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria.

And with the young teenager setting her eyes on getting a gold medal in the competition, we look at a few facts you need to know about her:

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