Another son of Gilgit – Baltistan keeps the Pakistani flag high

Islamabad, February 13: History was made on Saturday when the Pakistani flag was flown for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas, an employee of the Pakistan Air Force and the lone skier from the country, will proudly represent the nation in the Alpine Skiing discipline of the Winter Games.

A press release issued by the PAF stated on Friday that the athlete has previously participated in a number of international events under the aegis of the Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) where he performed well, too.
Mohammad Abbas has fared well during his previous last international stints in the XIVIII World Military Ski Championship-2006 in Switzerland, the 6th Asian Winter Games-2007 in China, 15th National Ski Championship2007 in Japan and the FIS Ski Championship-2007 in Turkey.

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  1. We are proud of M.Abbas & thanks to ski federations for kind help to train him in advance ski, all the sports federations should keep eye equally like other provinces in on Gilgit Baltistan in terms of Athletics, Skiing, mountaineering, Crickets & in all games, we have made history in many sports in past and we can in future…. Best Luck Abbas

  2. Yesterday night when Mr. Abbas entered in the fully packed crowed in vaccover ground with the our pakistani flag certainly he made our nation and the poeple of GB proud. we wish him a long and successful career.

    Ali Masud


  3. Dear Abbas, I wish that everyone in Pakistan will be like you one day and explore the uncharted and achieve a new level of excellence in anything we do. We are a nation of talented people and just need to team up for the good of our society and inpire others to be as good too.

    I wish you all the best in the future and will pray that you will bring home much respect and love from the rest of the world if not a coveted medal 🙂

    May Allah bless you and shower you with successes! Ameen

    I will one day like to come to ski at Gilgit some day as I recently started skiing and will hope to learn more.

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