PYEONGCHANG: Pakistan’s four-member national ski squad has reached Seoul, South Korea to participate in Winter Olympics 2018.
“Skiers Mohammad Karim and Syed Haman Shah along with two officials – Col (R) Mohammad Wali (coach) and Air Commodore (R) Mohammad Sohail (manager) have reached South Korea to chip in the Winter Olympics,” Obaid-ur-Rehman Abbasi, the spokesman of Ski Federation of Pakistan told APP on Wednesday.
The prestigious winter event is scheduled to be held at Pyeongchang, ski city of South Korea where skiers from over 40 countries would be seen in action in various categories of skiing from February 9 to 25.
Pakistan skiers will be participating in three categories.
Karim, who also represented the country in the Sochi Winter Games 2014, will compete in the slalom and giant slalom categories, while his 26-year-old nephew Haman will contest in the cross country category.
“Our skiers have been undergoing intensive trainings sessions. They are in good shape and we are hoping some good performance from them,” Abbasi said. – APP
Story first published: 8th February 2018