Haiti Sports

Haiti at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships


St. Moritz (Switzerland) is hosting the World Alpine Ski Championships from the 6th to 19th of February 2017. A total of 600 athletes from 70 countries will compete to win medals and the title of World Champion in 6 disciplines: downhill, slalom Giant, super-G, slalom, super combined and in the Team Event.

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 is the 44th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and are scheduled for 6 to 19 February 2017 at Piz Nair in St. Moritz, Switzerland.  It is the most important championships in alpine ski racing and held every two years. For Engadiners St. Moritz 2017 is already the fifth major event of its kind.

According to Icihaiti.com,

3 skiers representing Haiti, participates in these World Championships: Céline Marti, who will participate in the giant slalom, accompanied by her two teammates, Jean-Pierre Roy and Ben Etoc.

Jean-Pierre Roy
Celine Marti of Haiti smiles at the finish area after her first run of the Women’s Giant Slalom during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on February 16, 2017 in St Moritz, Switzerland.

Céline Marti was born in Haiti, adopted at a young age by a Swiss couple, did not hesitate a second to answer present when the Franco-Haitian, Jean-Pierre Roy, aka “Rasta Piquett” President of the Haitian Ski Federation (FHS) proposed her to join the team to represent Haiti “It is a pride to be able to represent Haiti, which unfortunately suffers enormously, but it is also a beautiful country and the people has an inner wealth and an exemplary joy of life.”

Céline Marti, ski instructor qualified last December for these World Championships “It’s complicated, I find myself with young people of 20 years, whereas I, I soon 40 years. But I think I’m young enough in the head and in the body to dare to do it […]” She will start for the giant slalom Monday, February 13.

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