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Peru’s Ornella Oettl Reyes competes at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China

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Ornella Oettl Reyes, 30, is the sole representative of Peru at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Hosted by Beijing, China, the international winter multisport event will be held from February 4-20, 2022.

Reyes is a citizen of both Peru and Germany. She was born in Munich, Germany to a German father and a Peruvian mother.

When Reyes made her Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) debut at the German National Junior Race in 2006, she did not finish the second giant slalom run after her disqualification in the first slalom run. In June 2009, she started representing Peru in the FIS.

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In 2010, Reyes became the first athlete to represent Peru in the Winter Olympics. Since 2011, she has participated in every World Championship.

Reyes finished 36th in slalom at the 2021 World Championship. She will compete in the women’s giant slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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In July 2015, Beijing was elected as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This marks the first time the Winter Olympics is held in China.

Including Reyes, a total of 2,871 athletes from 91 countries and territories will compete in 109 events in seven sports. The events will be held not only in Beijing but also in other parts of China including Yanqing and Chongli.

Reyes has two other siblings. Her brother Manfred Oettl Reyes, 28, is also an alpine skier representing Peru.

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