Pakistan sweep skiing competition in Korea

Published: January 21, 2013

Noor Muhammad (L) won the gold medal and Shah Hussain (R) won the silver medal at the skiing event.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani skiers clinched two top positions at a skiing competition called Dream Programme – 2013 held in Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea, said a press release on Monday.

President Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan congratulated Noor Muhammad and Shah Hussain of Naltar Ski School who won the gold and silver medals respectively at the event. He hoped that the success would significantly boost the SFP’s ventures in national and international ski events.

The winning skiers also met with the Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Choong-joo Choi who appreciated the performances of the budding players.

The Dream Programme was initiated by Gangwon Province in 2004 to promote winter sports in countries where winter sports facilities were not fully developed. Pakistan joined the programme in 2011.

This year, around 150 participants from 40 countries took part in the training after which athletes were divided into groups and competitions were held among them.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Adnan
    Jan 21, 2013 - 7:44PM

    Thumbs up brothers. You are the Hero and Pride of Nation.

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  • ff
    Jan 21, 2013 - 8:11PM

    Pakistan players can do well if we promote, but there are many problems for our players and we lost the talent of our youth…….

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  • Yellow
    Jan 21, 2013 - 8:56PM

    Great News ! Congratulation Pakistan !Recommend

  • zabandraz
    Jan 21, 2013 - 10:34PM

    WELL DONE NOOR MUHAMMAD & SHAH HUSSAIN!!!!

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  • Lubna
    Jan 21, 2013 - 11:24PM

    Well done!!

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  • Rish
    Jan 22, 2013 - 1:20AM

    G8 jojo’z:)

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  • AllahRukha
    Jan 22, 2013 - 4:45AM

    Awesome. I am reasonably sure the two players may be the part of Pakistan Armed Forces, since there is hardly any handy training available for skiing enthusiasts, let alone the blue color commoners.
    If true, that would be one more indication of the lack of a civilian development infrastructure for the people of Pakistan. Fruits of democracy we have always been waiting for………..

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  • Irtiza
    Jan 22, 2013 - 8:23AM

    Congratulations!!Recommend

  • Jan 22, 2013 - 10:22AM

    Trained them to represent Pakistan at the Winter Olympics and I guess for the 1st time.

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  • A.M.Khan
    Jan 22, 2013 - 12:12PM

    Looking forward for an event in Pakistan to promote local skiing skills.

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  • Ali Jan
    Jan 22, 2013 - 2:48PM

    Well Done Boys, you both are proud of Gilgit-Baltsitan and Pakistan

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