MALAM JABBA Jan 29 (INP) Jan Jakubco of Slovakia took over the lead on the 2nd day of the Malam Jabba International Alpine Ski Cup being held at the scenic resort of Malam Jabba, Swat. Slovakian and Ukrainian skiers outclassed their rivals in both men and women categories in the historical international event. Jan Jakubco of Slovakia got 1st position in 2nd race of Men’s Giant Slalom category, while Ivan Kovasnkyuk and Vasyle Telychuk of Ukraine remained 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In the 2nd race of Women Giant Slalom category, Ukraine proved invincible again as two Ukraine skiers Tetyana Tikun and Anastasia Gorbunova got the 1st and 2nd positions. Pakistani talented international skier Ifrah Wali had a wonderful race and remained 3rd in the category.
Slalom races also resumed today, in 1st race of Men Slalom Category, Jan Jakubco of Slovakia again showed his skills and also secured 1st position in this category, while Ivan Kovasnkyuk and Vasyle Telychuk of Ukraine got 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. In Women Slalom category, Pakistani female skiers dominated over their rivals, Ifrah Wali got 1st position and Fatima Sohail and Zainab Sohail achieved 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
In the historic event, 50 male and 10 female Skiers from Pakistan and 08 different countries including Morocco, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Greece, Afghanistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Tajikistan are participating in the Malam Jabba International Alpine Ski Cup. It is hoped that this event would lend a new lease of life to the tourism industry of Pakistan and open the door for revival of international sports in the country.