Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Robel Teklemariam: Ice Slider

Ethiopia has no snow. And Amharic has no word for "snow." So Robel Teklemariam, the only Ethiopian compteting in the 2010 Olympics, is known as "Beredoe Shartate." This nickname loosely translates to "Ice Slider" which Teklemariam feels is the best description of what he does as a cross-country skier. For more about Teklemariam, read here.


2 comments:

Amber said...

When we watched the opening ceremonies last Friday night I felt so much love and pride for this man! What an inspiration. I love picture of him standing with the Ethiopian flag - very symbolic...

Upstatemomof3 said...

It is so incredibly cool that he is there. What an incredible man! With so much drive and determination.