Pakistan sports delegation arriving for Beijing Winter Olympics
BEIJING, Feb 3 (Gwadar Pro)- A five-member Pakistani squad arrived here on Wednesday to participate in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games scheduled to be held from February 4.
The Pakistani contingent comprises one athlete and four officials, Agha Hunain Abbas Khan, Olympic Attaché, the Embassy of Pakistan in China confirmed.
He informed that Pakistani athlete and officials have completed all the Covid-19 requirements before travelling to Beijing.
The squad includes Syed Noman Ali, Chef de Mission, Nadeem Ajmal Khan, Team Leader and Official, Muhammad Karim, Athlete, Muhammad Qamar Mirza, Covid Liaison Officer and Coach, Agha Hunain Abbas Khan, Olympic Attache, (From the Embassy of Pakistan in China).
Muhammad Karim, Alpine Skiing Athlete hailing from Naltar, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), will compete in the Slalom event on 16 February at the China National Alpine Skiing Center, Yanqing District, Beijing.
“I'm very excited and fully prepared to participate in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. I heard that they used the very latest technologies on ski slopes and the world's best sports facilities there. I can't wait to see all these things,” he told media before his departure to China.
Muhammad Karim said that participating in the Winter Olympics is a great chance to put Pakistan on the map of international sports.
“I am confident to give my best performance in Beijing and win the hearts of the Pakistani people,” he added.
Muhammad Karim, 26, is the only Pakistani skier to have participated in two Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“I want to congratulate China on holding Olympics despite the difficult situation of COVID-19 and the good measures been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I wish a great success of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics,” he remarked.
The top Pakistani skier is excited and looking forward to this year's Olympics Games which will put Pakistan on the international sports map.
“I have been preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympics for three years and my biggest dream is to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics and achieve my best records .” he added.