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The Only Pakistani at the Sochi Olympics Taught Himself to Ski on Wooden Planks

Written by Sahar Habib Ghazi On 13 February 2014 @ 15:58 pm | 2 Comments

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While he has growing up in northern Pakistan, close to some of the highest slopes in the world, Mohammad Karim taught himself to ski on home-made equipment made by his uncle from wooden planks.

Now he is his Pakistan’s sole representative at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

More about his journey in this report by Pakistani daily the Express Tribune.  [2]

 


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[2] this report by Pakistani daily the Express Tribune. : http://tribune.com.pk/story/667909/olympics-a-pakistanis-journey-from-home-made-skis-to-sochi/

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