Kenya skiers off to South Korea for training ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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NAIROBI, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kenya has sent its skiers to South Korea for training as it intensifies its plans to enter at least five athletes at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

In 2018, Sabrina Wanjiku Simader was Kenya's sole competitor at the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Vienna-based skier competed in two skiing events - slalom and giant slalom.

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOK-K) Secretary-General Francis Mutuku said it has inspired many local sportsmen to look into competing in the Winter Olympics despite the country not having an iota of snow.

"We will be rolling out more similar programs throughout the year towards building the country's capacity and diversity in future Winter Olympic Games," Mutuku said on Tuesday in Nairobi.

With two alpine skiers Simader and United States based Daniel Safari, hoping to be the first Kenyan to qualify for the Winter Paralympics at the Beijing 2022, Kenya is on course to hit its target.

Those in South Korea include Chebet Njeri Koech, 12, Chumbana Likiza Muhusini, 15 and Hassnein Ali Shah, 13. They are joined by their roller skating coach Asa Nyariki. Enditem

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