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Eritrea’s 1st Winter Olympian is From Canada

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BY REID FIEST | GLOBAL NEWS

Olympics are often about firsts and a young man has made history in South Korea. Shannon-Obgnai Abeda competed in his first winter games and so did the country he represents.  Continue reading Eritrea’s 1st Winter Olympian is From Canada

Proud of Eritrea’s Flag-bearer and First Winter Olympian Shannon Ogbani-Abeda

His next goal is to put more Eritreans on skis

“I want to go in and rank myself up against those people and do my best. My main goal is to put Eritrea on the map” – Shannon Walday Abeda

BY BEREKET KIDANE

The State of Eritrea will send its first representative, Shannon Ogbani-Abeda, to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang as well as its first-ever competitor in alpine skiing.

There is a pride as an Eritrean in representing Eritrea, especially as a diaspora Eritrean, which probably can’t be felt by athletes of any other nationality. Continue reading Proud of Eritrea’s Flag-bearer and First Winter Olympian Shannon Ogbani-Abeda

Shannon Abeda: An Olympic Landmark for Eritrea

East African nation of Eritrea is making its debut at this year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games for the first time through her young and patriotic son Shannon Abeda. He’ll be competing in both slalom and giant slalom events.

BY OLYMPIC NEWS

Following the IOC’s announcement that it plans to target African National Olympic Committees (NOCS) as potential host cities of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022, Shannon-Ogbani Abeda is set to make another piece of history for Africa when he becomes the first winter Olympian from Eritrea. Continue reading Shannon Abeda: An Olympic Landmark for Eritrea

Shannon Abeda, Eritrea’s First Winter Olympian

Making history. Shannon Abeda has secured his spot on the Eritrean team after qualifying for Winter Olympic Games ‘PyeongChang 2018’ in both the slalom and giant slalom events to become the first Eritrean ever. (Photo: Shannon-Ogbani Abeda)

BY WENDY-ANN CLARKE | CBC SPORTS

Shannon-Ogbani Abeda will soon don a ski suit hued with the vibrant colours of the Eritrean flag as the country makes its Winter Olympic debut this February.

Born and raised in Alberta by immigrant parents from the East African nation, the 21-year-old has spent most of his life nestled in the Rocky Mountains and grew up barrelling down its powder-white slopes. Continue reading Shannon Abeda, Eritrea’s First Winter Olympian

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

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