Noelle Barahona

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Noelle Barahona (born November 30, 1990 in Santiago) is an Olympic Chilean alpine skier. She is currently coached by Luciano Acerboni and skis for La Parva, a club in Santiago, Chile.

Biography[edit]

Barahona was born in 1990 to two athletic parents—her mother Yasmin was a Chilean windsurfing champion, while her father Pablo competed in sailing in the 1984 Olympic Games.[1] When she is not skiing, Barahona is a student of the Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago de Chile. She speaks Spanish, English, and Italian.

Accomplishments[edit]

  • Ranked Number 1 skier in Chile.
  • Competed in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. At 15 years old, Barahona was the youngest alpine skier ever to compete.
  • Competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. In her best race, Barahona placed 23rd.[2]
  • Appeared on the American TV show "Larry King Live" to speak about the Chilean earthquake on Feb. 27, 2010.
  • Competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi, Russia.

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