Mialitiana (Mia) is the first woman Winter Olympian from Madagascar and her goal is to “inspire all Africans.” While she grew up in France with her adoptive parents, a big part of Mia’s identity is as a Malagasy, and she wants to be living proof that a black African woman can reach the top in this sport.
In this episode, Mia shares what it means to be the first and only Malagasy woman to compete in the Winter Olympics, as well as about her remarkable recovery from her broken tibia and fibula less than a year ago.
Contributing experts include Stéphane Clerc (Mia’s Father), and Elodie (Mia’s Friend).
Media clips from:
-Philippe rAz YouTube, ‘mia clerc ski Courchevel World Cup’
-Mia Clerc Ski YouTube, ‘Mia Clerc Ski France3 Alpes JO 2018’
-Olympics’ Youtube, ’16-year-old Malagasy Clerc competes in the Women’s Giant Slalom | Winter Olympics 2018 | PyeongChang’
-Mr History YouTube, ‘A Super Quick History of Madagascar’
-Geography NOW YouTube, ‘Geography Now! MADAGASCAR’
-Al Jazeera English YouTube, ‘Why people in Madagascar are starving | Start Here’
-WION YouTube, ’10 casualties with over 500 people displaced due to flash floods in Madagascar| WION Climate Tracker’