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“My mother is from TIMOR-LESTE, she gave me her culture and heritage of her home country - my father is French and he gave me the passion and love for skiing and I love being able to combine both”Yohan

I hold close to my heart my Timorese heritage and now being able to represent one of the world’s poorest and most isolated countries of the world, my heart is about to burst with pride. I cannot wait to hit the slopes in what will be a fierce competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sotchi, and show the world that nothing is impossible given the country I will represent has never seen snow, and yet here I am representing this country in a sport completely foreign to them.

This is a new and exciting time for the people of Timor-Leste to have representation at a significant event that will open the world’s eyes to the wonderful community of Timor-Leste.