Chirine Njeim

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
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 Lebanon

Biography

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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2002 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LBN Chirine Njeim
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 45
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 36
2006 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LBN Chirine Njeim
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 34
Super G, Women (Olympic) 46
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) DNF
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 39
Combined, Women (Olympic) DNF
2010 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) LBN Chirine Njeim
Super G, Women (Olympic) 37
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 43
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 43
2016 Summer Olympics Athletics LBN Chirine Njeim
Marathon, Women (Olympic) 109

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2002 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony LBN Chirine Njeim
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony LBN Chirine Njeim