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Chirine Njeim

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameChirine•Njeim
Used nameChirine•Njeim
Original nameشيرين•نجيم
Born4 October 1984 in Beirut (LBN)
Measurements168 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsFaraya Mzaar Ski Club, Faraya Mzaar (LBN)
NOC(s) Lebanon


Chirine Njeim competed in three Olympics in Alpine skiing and was twice the Lebanese flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony. She later moved to the United States where she began running marathons. She ran the Chicago Marathon in 2012 in 3-07, and ran that marathon each year through 2015. In January 2016 she ran the Houston Marathon in 2-44:14, which bettered the 2016 Olympic marathon qualifying time of 2-45:00, and made her eligible to run the marathon at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which she did.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2002 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 45 Representing Lebanon    
  Slalom, Women Olympic 36
2006 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Downhill, Women Olympic 34 Representing Lebanon    
  Super G, Women Olympic 46
  Giant Slalom, Women Olympic AC
  Slalom, Women Olympic 39
  Combined, Women Olympic AC
2010 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) Super G, Women Olympic 37 Representing Lebanon    
  Giant Slalom, Women Olympic 43
  Slalom, Women Olympic 43
2016 Summer Olympics Athletics Marathon, Women Olympic 109 Representing Lebanon    

Other participations

Games Role Details
2002 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Lebanon    
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Lebanon