Michael Poettoz

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Michael Poettoz (born August 21, 1998)[1] is an alpine skier representing Colombia. Poettoz was born in Cali and was adopted by a French family when he was aged 21 months. Poettoz grew up and learned how to ski in Les Carroz d'Araches, France.[2]



Poettoz became the first Colombian to compete in the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.[2] In the slalom event, Poettoz did not finish the first run. In the giant slalom Poettoz finished 35th in the first run with a time of 1:24.70. Poettoz, however did not finish the second run.


In 2017, Poettoz became the first ever person to be born in Colombia to qualify for the Winter Olympics.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ FIS Profile
  2. ^ a b "Michael Poettoz – The first ever Colombian at the Winter Youth Olympics!". International Olympic Committee. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Alpine Skiing Quota List for Olympic Games 2018". www.data.fis-ski.com/. International Ski Federation (FIS). 5 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.