Alpine skier Sabrina Wanjiku Simader has received a boost in her bid to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after she received a scholarship from the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK).
The 21-year-old, who represented Kenya at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang and the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, said she was thankful for the financial support from the NOCK.
Simader is hopeful the cash injection will help her on the path to Beijing 2022.
She is also targeting points on the International Ski Federation Alpine World Cup tour in the 2019-20 season before the World Championships take place in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2021.
"Winter sports are very expensive and I am thankful to NOCK for the scholarship and I hope other corporate entities can come on board," Simader, who lives and trains in Austria, said, "I really need financial support. We are travelling the whole year for international races worldwide and I’m happy to get the NOCK scholarship but we still need a lot more support to get to the top and work professionally."