Pakistani athletes welcomed at opening ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea


PYEONGCHANG:– Pakistani athletes were welcomed at the opening ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korean capital Pyeongchang.

Pakistani skiers will be participating in three categories during the Winter Olympics.

Earlier, media reported that Pakistan’s four-member national ski squad 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.

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


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