Alessia Dipol

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Alessia Afi Dipol
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BornAugust 1, 1995 (1995-08) (age 23)
Pieve di Cadore, Italy[1]

Alessia Afi Dipol (born August 1, 1995 in Pieve di Cadore, Italy[2][3]) is an alpine skier who competes for Togo. She competed for Togo at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the slalom and giant slalom.[4] Dipol also originally competed for India between 2012 and 2013,[5] but she later switched to compete for Togo even though she has no familial connections to the country,[2] so she could qualify to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[2] She also chose to represent the country because her father owns a clothing factory in Togo.[6]

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  1. ^ Sochi 2014 profile
  2. ^ a b c Zidda, Giovanni (31 January 2014). "Une skieuse italienne porte-drapeau pour le Togo à Sotchi" [An Italian skier bearer for Togo in Sochi]. www.rtbf.be (in French). RTBF. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  3. ^ FIS Biography
  4. ^ Laura (29 January 2014). "Le Togo allongera la liste des pays tropicaux aux jeux d'hiver". french.china.org.cn/ (in French). Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  5. ^ FIS biography while representing India
  6. ^ "Togolese from Italy, Brazilians who can't speak Portuguese – meet the Olympics' 'exotic' athletes". Reuters. Yahoo. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.