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Olympic Dreams Come True For Kosovo Skier Kiana Kryeziu

Jan 24, 2022, 11:39 AM
BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of the skyline of the buildings during sunset on Sept...
BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of the skyline of the buildings during sunset on September 1, 2020 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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BROD, Kosovo (AP) — Competing in the giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics will be a giant step for 17-year-old Kiana Kryeziu and her country of Kosovo.

Kryeziu is the first female athlete from Kosovo at the Winter Games.

Her training drained the family’s budget but financial support from sponsors allowed her to train in Austria and Italy last year.

Getting to the Olympics was one of her dreams and she says “now all is becoming reality.”

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