WITH THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FLAG WAVING AND HER PARENTS CHEERING AT THE FINISH LINE, ABIGAIL VIEIRA MADE HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST ATHLETE FROM THE DUAL-ISLAND CARIBBEAN NATION TO COMPETE AT A WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES.

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In Giant Slalom, the gates are spaced further apart than in Slalom, but not as far apart as in super-G. In Giant Slalom the course consists of two double sets of poles linked by a gate panel through which the competitor has to ski. The competitions are run in an "against the clock" format and, as in Slalom, each skier completes two runs and the competitor with the fastest combined time wins.

Read more: Abigail Vieira competed in the Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom event today.

Abigail Vieira is the first ever athlete from Trinidad & Tobago to participate at a Youth Olympic Games, and the first Alpine Skier from TTO to participate at any Olympic event

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LAUSANNE, Jan 10 – With the Trinidad and Tobago flag waving and her parents cheering at the finish line, Abigail Vieira made history by becoming the first athlete from the dual-island Caribbean nation to compete at a Winter Youth Olympic Games.

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THE 3RD WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES (YOG) GOT UNDERWAY WITH A SPARKLING OPENING CEREMONY AT THE VAUDOISE ARENA ON 9 JANUARY THAT WAS FULL OF SURPRISES, AS 8,000 SPECTATORS ENJOYED SEVEN STORIES EMPHASISING THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT AND THE THEME OF “HOME”, ALL PERFORMED IN SPECTACULAR STYLE BY LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE.
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Abigail Vieira is the first ever athlete from Trinidad & Tobago to participate at a Youth Olympic Games, and the first Alpine Skier from TTO to participate at any Olympic event Daily Summary: Abigail Vieira competed in the slalom portion of the Alpine Combined event today. Sport Description from Lausanne 2020: Alpine Combined consists of two runs - a Super-G and a Slalom run - and the competitor with the fastest total time wins. The competitions are run in an "against the clock" format, with the competitors attempting to cross the finish line with the fastest time. The Super G took place on Jan 10th, the slalom run followed today, Jan 11th.

Read more: Abigail Vieira, Alpine Skiing – Alpine Combined Slalom Competition