Friday, March 12

Peru's First Winter Olympians

Okay, so I know winter's melting away, but I still think Peru's first time in the winter games is worth posting, even late. 

Roberto Carcelén, Seattle resident and Peru's Olympic cross country skier, started practicing his sport only five years ago. Check out this great Seattle Times feature on him, and how he ended up in the U.S. competing for Peru.

Also competing for Peru this year were 16-year-old Manfred Oetti Reyes and his 18-year-old sister Onetta competed in slalom.

Peru has won four Olympic medals (three in shooting and one in women's volleyball) in it's history. While no medals were won for Peru in Vancouver this year, getting a few in the running was an exciting step for this mostly jungle country.

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