Jamaica’s first Olympic skier – level 2

27-01-2022 15:00

Benjamin Alexander was born in the UK to a Jamaican father and British mother in 1983. He worked in finance, and later, he was a successful DJ.

Six years ago, he started skiing, and this month, he qualified for the Beijing Olympics. Alexander is the first Jamaican skier who is going to compete at the Olympics. Dudley Stokes, a Jamaican bobsledder, who competed at the Olympics between 1988 and 1998, became Alexander’s coach.

Alexander is currently in the 4722nd place in the world, and he knows that he does not belong to the best skiers. He is still happy that he qualified for the Games, and he wants to show other people that they can be successful in anything they want.

Difficult words: qualify (to become good enough to do something), compete (to try to be the best), bobsledder (an athlete who rides on a metal track on a long sled).

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