Chirine Njeim

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Chirine Njeim
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Slalom,
Combined
Club Faraya Mzaar
Born (1984-10-04) October 4, 1984 (age 32)
Beirut, Lebanon
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)[1]
Olympics
Medals 0
World Championships
Medals 0

Chirine Njeim (born 4 October 1984) is a Lebanese alpine skier and long-distance runner.

She represented Lebanon in the 2002, 2006 and the 2010 Winter Olympics, and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Njeim started skiing at age 3. In her early teens, she went to France to train for 2 of years then moved to Salt Lake City in ninth grade, when she was 13, to attend the Rowmark Ski Academy, former home of U.S. Olympian Picabo Street. She went on to study at, and compete for, the University of Utah.[2]

Njeim married Ronny Kamal, a Lebanese-American management consultant, in 2012 - the couple first met when they were seated together on a flight from Beirut to the United States in 2009. Since marrying the couple have lived in Chicago.[2]

Whilst in Chicago Njeim took up running, completing the 2012 Chicago Marathon in 3 hours 7 minutes and the 2013 edition of the race in 3:05.4. At the 2015 Chicago Marathon she posted a time of 2:46.41, placing her 29th among the women in the field. At the 2016 Houston Marathon, she completed the course in 2:44.14, securing herself a place on the Lebanese team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2] She finished the 2016 Olympic Marathon in 109th place with a time of 2:51.08.[3]

2002 Winter Olympics[edit]

Sport Event [4] Rank Time
Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom 1st Run
46
1:05.54
Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom 2nd Run
36
1:07.94
Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Final Ranking
36
2:13.48
Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom 1st Run
52
1:27.76
Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom 2nd Run
46
1:25.66
Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Final Ranking
45
2:53.42

2006 Winter Olympics[edit]

Date Time Sport Event [5] Rank Time Difference
February 15 12:00 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill
34
2:02.86
+ 6.37
February 17 17:00 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Slalom 1st Run
DNF
x
x
19:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Slalom 2nd Run
x
x
x
Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Final Ranking
x
x
x
February 18 14:00 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Downhill
DNF
x
x
February 20 12:00 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Super-G
46
1:47.93
+ 5.46
February 22 14:45 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom 1st Run
43
47.24
+ 4.86
17:45 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom 2nd Run
39
51.90
+ 5.24
Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Final Ranking
39
1:39.14
+ 10.10
February 24 9:30 a.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom 1st Run
41
1:06.80
+ 5.91
13:00 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom 2nd Run
DNF
x
x
Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Final Ranking
x
x
x

2010 Winter Olympics[edit]

Date Time Sport Event [6] Rank Time Difference
February 20 10:00 a.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Super-G
37
1:29.59
+ 9.45
February 24 10:00 a.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom 1st Run
50
1:23.28
+ 8.16
February 25 9:30 a.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom 2nd Run
42
1:18.33
+7.18
Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Final Ranking
43
2:41.61
+14.50
February 26 10:00 a.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom 1st Run
53
58.97
+8.22
1:15 p.m. Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom 2nd Run
43
59.23
+7.31
Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Final Ranking
43
1:58.20
+15.31

2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

Date Sport Event Rank Time
August 14
Athletics
Women's Marathon
109
2:51:08

References[edit]

[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Chirine Njeim in pesron