MALAM JABBA: Pakistan’s two time winter Olympian Mohammad Karim’s gold medals in both Slalom and Giant Slalom events helped Pakistan Air Force (PAF) clinch the 12th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Ski Championship trophy at Malam Jabba Ski Resort, Swat on Tuesday.
He was in supreme form in both runs of these categories leaving behind his rivals with huge margin. His village mate and former Olympian Mohammad Abbas got the Silver medal in Slalom event. Mir Nawaz of GB Scouts also had fabulous day as he got a Silver medal in the Giant Slalom and a Bronze in Slalom races, earning his team a second place on the podium.
Meanwhile, PAF also dominated Shah Khan Ski Cup, which was held later in the day. Two Silver medals by Rahim Khan in both Slalom and Giant Slalom races gave an unassailable edge to PAF in taking home the coveted prize. Faiz Ali from CAA and Nazir Shah from GB Scouts won the Gold medals in Slalom and Giant Slalom events respectively.
Owing to a better aggregate GB Scouts was adjudged runner up in this event as well.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2019.