KARACHI: Having certified for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in slalom occasion, Pakistan’s skilled skier Mohammad Karim needs to attempt his luck in big slalom as nicely.
He’ll journey to Turkey subsequent month to flex his muscle mass in big slalom.
Air Commodore Shahid Nadeem, a senior official of Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP), is assured that Karim would qualify. “He wants just some factors. He has to his credit score round one hundred forty four factors. If he takes them to one hundred forty he will certainly make it to the Winter Olympics in that occasion additionally,” Shahid advised ‘The Information’ on Tuesday.
“If he additionally qualifies on this occasion then it is going to be the primary time in historical past that any Pakistani skier will present his mettle in two occasions in Winter Olympics,” Shahid stated.
He stated as per guidelines a skier can’t compete in multiple disciplines in Winter Olympics and he additionally can’t compete in additional than two occasions of a single self-discipline.
Karim, who’s presently in Naltar, will bear coaching in Turkey after that includes in big slalom Winter Video games qualifiers.
Karim represented Pakistan in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in big slalom.
The Winter Video games shall be held from February 9-25, 2018, in South Korea.
Shahid additionally revealed that skiers Ishaq Khan and Haman can be despatched to Finland this month to function in cross nation competitions. “We’re giving probability to those two in order that they might test their luck within the cross nation and qualify for Winter Olympics,” Shahid added. “Of the 2 Haman is best. He didn’t function in Asian Winter Video games 2017. I hope the duo will put of their greatest in Finland. They’re good prospects and that’s the reason we’re specializing in them,” he stated.
“They’ll function in seven races in Finland,” the official stated. Presently there isn’t a snow at Naltar, however Shahid stated he anticipated it in December. “We hope to have extra snow in Naltar in December,” the official stated.
The SFP plans to carry a world meet in Naltar and Malam Jabba in January.
“We now have invited 30 nations and three or 4 have already confirmed their participation,” the official stated.
About former Olympian Mohammad Abbas, Shahid stated he was nonetheless there and received place at nationwide degree. “However age is an element. However nonetheless we’ll attempt to work with him,” Shahid stated.
He stated that SFP was additionally going to usher in a couple of coaches from Greece.
He added that a technical director from Belgium would serve through the worldwide occasion.
He stated that to be able to broaden the bottom SFP was going to open a number of extra faculties in Naltar and Malam Jabba.
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