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 

Today was a day without competition for Abigail Vieira. She took advantage of the day off to recover, explore a bit of the athletes’ village, do some media activity, and prepare for tomorrow’s races.

We take the opportunity of the day off, to take a look at the rest of her team, as well as at the Trinidad & Tobago Snowsports Federation. Please find the two feature stories separate to this daily briefing.

Preview for tomorrow: Abigail Vieira’s next and final competitions will be the slalom races on January 14th, with the 1st run scheduled at 9:30 and the 2nd one at 13:45 CET.

The races will be live streamed on the Olympic Channel at https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/live/

Sport Description from Lausanne 2020: Each skier completes 2 runs on 2 different courses, usually set by different coaches on the same slope and on the same day. Slalom courses consist of two single poles through which the competitor has to ski. Slalom competitions are run in an "against the clock" format, with the competitors attempting to cross the finish line with the fastest time. The winner is the skier with the fastest combined times.

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