Shannon Abeda Vying to Represent Eritrea at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea

Practicing. Eritrean-Canadian ski racer Shannon Abeda with his Eritrean Ski race suit
Practicing. Eritrean-Canadian ski racer Shannon Abeda with his Eritrean Ski race suit

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean-Canadian Ski racer Shannon Abeda, 17, will do what it takes to represent his country Eritrea at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, his father Walday Abeda informed TesfaNews.

In a qualification race that was conducted in Canada for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, young talent Shannon Abeda has just finished 8th in the overall classifications and 3rd from his age group only to miss the Sochi game by 3.5 FIS points.

Shannon Abeda previously represents his native country Eritrea for the first time at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria two years ago wearing the first Eritrean Ski race suit that he design.

Shannon got unconditional support from his father as well as professional guidance from his older sister Faben Abeda who is also a Ski racer and coach.

“Our focus is now to have Eritrea ready for 2018 Winter Games in South Korea,” said Walday Abeda with absolute certainty.

On behalf of our readers, we wish him success.

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21 thoughts on “Shannon Abeda Vying to Represent Eritrea at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea

  1. you are only 17 now and full of potential, in 2018 you will be on your prime age,
    and with experiences, I can see you bringing gold medal for your country Eritrea, and the first for africa as well.
    God bless you and your family.

  2. What a great father to teach his kids who they are, ERITREANS. At a time that we see some athlete to do the other way that abandon their native land to represent other. Shanon, I wish a success in representing our country in world stag. Thanks for all family!

  3. What a fantastic family representing the Eritrean culture. Please update us where ever you compete. Eritreans would be waving the Eritrean flag and. Shouting your name

  4. I as an Eritrean Canadian would love to have my kids follow your footsteps. Thanks for being an examplary youth. A product of a proud Eritrean family. God bless you and your family

  5. Greate family, the Abeba's .Greate Eritreans, wishing you all wins. We are ready to flag our symbol( the flag) for you, for the success you will have.

    1. Guest you are a pathetic Why- Anne rubbish , for your information we will celebrate his Gold Medal instead of the flag that he already ownes it , you are just a house fly trying to fool yourself .

  6. After all, we are Eritrean , with a very distinct heart felt attachments to our Grand , Grand Fathers land, like no one on earth . Proud of you Family for keeping the legendary tradition that what makes us Eritrea .

    1. Bisrat Ghirmay – Get off your high horse. Wake up from your hallucination and face reality; it is your forefathers who did not move their lazy asses to let the country you call "Eritrea" be colonized throughout history by various powers. BTW Eritrea is a foreign European word not indigenous. Tradition… what tradition? Get real.

      1. What the hell are you trying to imply? Could you please tell me what the word 'Ethiopia' means in any indigenous Ethiopian language, you little bastard? For your information, Ethiopia is a Greek word, and it was first used to refer to all black races south of Egypt. You were supposed to congratulate the successful Eritrean family on their Efforts to exemplify Eritrean nationalism though. But this is what you deluded chauvinists are capable of.

  7. VIVA Shannen Abeda , All Eritrean and Canadian proud of you .Good job honey ,we are thrill to see this .We are praying for you God Almighty to protect you .Thanks to the Father and mother for the hard work .I really great appreciation to the family.Thanks WEB ADM

  8. Good Luck Shannon , We are all behind you. I believe you will Raise our flag high and tall , above all others , where it belongs.

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