Muhammad Abbas - Olympics Winner
Son/Doughte of : Abbas
From : : Naltar Gilgit
Award Name : Olympics Winner
Award Given by : Winter Olympics Games Canada
Award Received Date : Feb 11 2010
About Muhammad Abbas :
Muhammad Abbas is alpine skier who had the honor of being his nation's first competitor at the Winter Olympic Games, in 2010. Muhammad Abbas hails from Gilgit-Baltistan in the Northern Areas, which is also home to Pakistan’s top ski resort at Nalter, near Gilgit, and Abbas was part of a group of eight Pakistani skiers who participated in a 2-month tour of Europe early last year (sponsored by the Ski Federation of Pakistan) in a bid to qualify for the Winter Olympics. A skier needs 120 International sking points to qualify, and Abbas was the only one of the eight who was able to do so.