Komsic Set to Compete in Second Olympics
Andrea Komsic is one of five current and former Pioneers that will compete in the Olympics this month
Feb. 7, 2018
DENVER – The University of Denver ski team’s Andrea Komsic was named to the Croatian ski team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It will be the sophomore’s second time on the Olympic stage.
“I'm very proud to represent my country,” said Komsic. “I had the privilege to represent Croatia in the previous Olympic Games and it was something I will never forget, the greatest and the most extraordinary experience in my life so far.”
Previously in 2014, Komsic competed for Croatia in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Games, where she highlighted the trip with a 33rd-place finish in the women’s slalom with a time of 1:58.60. Komsic also carded 35th in the giant slalom, with a run of 2:46.61.
In 2018, Komsic will again compete in both the slalom and the giant slalom. She’ll make her Pyeongchang debut on February 12 for the giant slalom and will follow it up a few days later on the 14th for the slalom.
“Croatia is a very small country, with just around 4.2 million people, and sports success means a great deal within the society,” Komsic added. “Not a lot of people get the opportunity to compete with all the best athletes in the world, and I'm beyond grateful I got this chance. I worked really hard my entire life to get to the highest level of competitions, and being named to the National Olympic team is the best reward I could get.”
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