Olympic Dreams Come True For Kosovo Skier Kiana Kryeziu
Jan 24, 2022, 11:39 AM
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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.
Kryeziu is the first female athlete from Kosovo 🇽🇰 at the Winter Games ⛷ after she met the qualifying standard during races held in Italy. https://t.co/q9R171DHVX
— Kosovo in Nederland (@KSinNL) January 24, 2022
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.”