Ukraine Dominates in Malam Jabba International Alpine Ski Cup
CAS Karakorum Ski Championship and Malam Jabba International Alpine Ski Cup, both international events were held at the enchanting resort of Malam Jabba, Swat. Ukrainian skiers outclassed their rivals in both men and women categories at the magnificent ski slope, which hosted this international event for the first time in the history of Pakistan. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force and Air Marshal Asad Lodhi, Vice Chief of Air Staff who is also President of Ski Federation of Pakistan awarded the medals to the winners of different categories of these two international events.
50 male and 10 female skiers from Pakistan and 8 international skiers from Morocco, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Greece, Afghanistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Tajikistan participated in the CAS Karakorum Ski Championship and Malam Jabba International Alpine Ski Cup in the scenic valley of Swat. During these events Jan Jakubco from Slovakia won 6 gold medals whereas Ivan Kovbasnyuk from Ukraine won 2 gold medals in men’s category. In women’s category Tetyana Tikun from Ukraine won 7 gold medals whereas young Pakistani skier Ifra Wali won 1 gold medal.