Brolin Mawejje – Closing The Gap: Part 1

Brolin Mawejje’s journey to become the first Ugandan Olympic snowboarder

Growing up in Uganda, Africa, snowboarding was the farthest thing from Brolin Mawejje's mind. He never even saw snow until he left the country in search of his mother and arrived in Lincoln, Massachusetts at age 12. He picked up a snowboard three years later in an effort to fit in to a new culture, but it since has become a force that has reshaped his life. After graduating from Westminster College, in Salt Lake City, Utah, last year the 24-year-old has put plans for medical school on hold while he pursues his dream of becoming the first Ugandan to compete in the 2018 winter Olympics.