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. Abigail’s Team staff includes her Father Richard Vieira as Chef de Mission, her sister Ria Vieira as assistant coach, and her mother Alison as support staff. Her coach is Lori Ford. She is supported by team staff Mirella Arnhold, Ex-Alpine Skier and first ever Olympian in that discipline for Brazil. The team is completed by Nick Lau, a Nordic skier for Trinidad & Tobago and secretary general of the Trinidad & Tobago Snowsports Federation.

Daily Summary: After arriving in Lausanne on January 7th, Abigail’s luggage unfortunately did not make it here until the next day. This made today, January 9th, her first day of training up on the mountain. Abigail participated in the official Super G training.
In the evening Abigail marched as first every TTO athlete in a Youth Olympic Games Opening ceremony. Moreover Abigail was the flagbearer for her nation.

Preview for tomorrow: on January 10th, Abigali will compete in the Alpine Skiing Super G event in Les Diablerets.

Abigail Vieira Quotes from 09/01/2020:

Today on the slopes: “The snow was really nice today in the free runs. It has been really awesome: my first day skiing in the alps. “

About Alpine skiing Super G course: “The beginning is fairly flat and it’s crucial to build up some speed. Then it really gets going in the middle section. Today’s conditions were super nice out there. The run is so much better than any courses I’ve ever run.”

About her Skiing style: “As a skier you can ski with aggression or you can ski very technically. I am not such a technical skier yet, but I ski with a lot of aggression. On every run, I try to ski as hard as I can.”

Schedule and results: https://www.lausanne2020.sport/results (click on Alpine skiing) 
Information and Explanations about the sport: https://www.lausanne2020.sport/en/sports/alpine_skiing

Photo Gallery: https://teamtto.org/index.php/photo-gallery/category/86-2020-winter-youth-olympics
Video Gallery: https://teamtto.org/index.php/ttoc-tv-channel
Photo and Video Credits: Veronika Muehlhofer @www.ttoc.org

Professional Photos from Lausanne 2020: www.oisphotos.com

Olympic Information Service’s Feature story about Abigail Vieira, on the front page of the Lausanne 2020 Website: https://www.lausanne2020.sport/en/news/alpine-skiing/alpine_skier_becomes_first_trinidad_and_tobago_athlete_to_compete_at_winter_yog

Team Contact: 
TTO NOC Press Attaché: Veronika Muehlhofer 
E-mail: veronikam@millionsports.com 
Tel.: +41 78 685 0271 

Web & Social: 
News and Results: www.lausanne2020.sport 

Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee: 
Website: https://teamtto.org/ 
Instagram: teamtto 
Facebook: @TeamTTO Twitter: @TTOlympic 
Lausanne 2020: Instagram: @lausanne2020 Facebook: @lausanne2020

Abigail Vieira: 
Instagram: Abbyyvi 
Facebook: @Abbyyvi #islandskier

Facebook: Trinidad and Tobago Snowsports Federation Athlete Biography: 
Abigail “Abby” Vieira

Birthdate: August 9th 2002 
Height: 5’ 4” 
Hometown: Winchester, MA 
Language: English (native); Spanish (basic) 

High school: Holderness School 
School address: Plymouth, NH 
GPA: 96.20 
Honors: High Honors – 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 
Leadership: Elected School President 2019 – 2020 
Varsity Soccer – Captain 
Eastern Alpine Ski Team – Captain 
Sports: Soccer, Alpine Ski, Lacrosse 
College: Accepted to Williams College Class of 2024 

FIS points (12/18/19): SL: 148.61 
GS: 154.46 SG: 219.24 
Teams: Began ski racing at 8 years old Loon Race Team 2010-16 
Holderness Eastern Alpine USSA 2016-2018 
Holderness FIS 2018 to present 
Currently skis as a T&T National at the FIS (International level) 
Disciplines: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G 

Results overview: • Competing on the international circuit 
• Attained Olympic qualification point levels in the first year 

Best results (last 3 years) 
2018-2019 GS – 53rd; Okemo Mtn, Eastern Series FIS, 3/25/19 SL – 15th Proctor FIS 12/31/18 
2017-2018 GS – 4th; Wildcat Mountain, NHARA Qualifier, 2/3/18 SL – 2nd Pats Peak, Macomber Series, 1/28/18 
2016-2017 GS – 13th, Cranmore Mtn, LaFoley Series; 2/26/17 SL – 6th, Waterville Valley, LaFoley Spring, 3/19/17 

Parents: Richard & Alison Vieira 
Both from Trinidad 
Sister: Ria Vieira 

Other activities Football, Lacrosse, Cooking, Crossfit