Cape Town - The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has named its team to take part in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Norway ... and it is a team of one.
Rachel Elizabeth Olivier will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events in skiing.
Olivier has participated in various International Ski Federation Championships, National Junior and Senior Championships where she produced excellent performances and placed in the top six positions. In her last race before qualification (in Leogang, Austria) she satisfied the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selection criteria.
"We congratulate Rachel, who is the only athlete from South Africa taking part in the Winter Youth Olympic Games this year," said SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy.
"We wish Rachel well in her competitions and we hope that in the future Team South Africa will be represented by more than one athlete at these Games.
"She is a strong athlete considering her results at previous championships so it is our hope that she puts up a good performance in Norway."
The Games take place from February 12-21.