At the age of three, I moved with my mother to Austria, in a small village St. Johann am Wimberg in Upper Austria. My first winter here in Austria I learned skiing from my stepfather on a small moutain called Hansberg. Even as a little girl I was fascinated by the white sparkling snow and the wonderful feeling riding down the slopes. The first children competitions all the other girls were faster than me, but I always wanted to win. My dad inspired me that, „Winning is not so important, the most important thing is the passion & the joy! „I have taken to my heart and went skiing with a lot of joy, this earned me the first club championship title and encouraged me for bigger goals and dreams:
World Cup victories and Olympic games. In the winter of 2012 I was able to achieve my first big success. I became triple Styrian champion. My dad was a passionate skier and he shared it with me all the time. He was always proud of me and took a lot of time to train and support me to all races. For hours he put himself in to the ski preparation room to make fast skies for the races. Unfortunately, in June 2012 he died too early. For my mum and I things became very difficult.
At the same year I started working intensively together with my ski coach Christian Reif a long-time friend of our family. I am very glad to cooperate with someone who I can trust. Christian is not only my ski trainer, he is also my service man and team organizer.
The company Globallife (medical Brain & Body management coaching) have been supporting me since January 2016 I have developed me to a mature athlete and I am still on my way.
My performances are getting better and better and the most important thing is:
I make it with my fullest passion & I burn more and more for it to get to the top of the world elite.
Sabrina Wanjiku Simader
Born on 13.04.1998 in Kilifi (Kenya), I live in Austria since I was 3 years old.
- 2001-2011 Upper Austria Mühlviertel St. Johann am Wimberg
- Since 2011 in Styria Haus/Ennstal
➢ Establish in the top 40 in the Alpine Skiing World Cup
➢ 5-7 World Cup missions
➢ Junior World Championships in San Pelligrino 2019 (Italy)
➢ World Championship in Are 2019 (Sweden)
➢ Write down FIS points continuously
➢ Continue to develop myself in all disciplines
✓ 2015-2018 BHAK / BAHS Liezen
✓ 2013-2015 Ski Academy Schladming
✓ 2009 – 2013 Ski Hauptschule Schladming
✓ 2005 – 2009 elementary school in St. Johann a. W.
- German fluently
- Kikuju Kenyan mother tongue
- Swahili basic knowledge
- English fluently
- Italian basic knowledge
- Among the nearly 300 in the world rankings in 3 disciplines (Downhill, Super-G, Alpine combined)
- Youth Olympics Lillehammer 2016:
20 places – Alpine combined , 26th place – Giant Slalom ,24 place – Super-G
- Vice World Champion at the Arnold Lunn World Cup
- World Cup Super-G St. Moritz 51st place (+ 4.4sec behind)
- Olympia Super-G Pyeongchang 2018 38th place
- Slovenian championship 3rd place Alpine combined
✓ 2017 1st Sports African Women in Europe
✓ 2018 1st Sports Black Austrian Awards