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Four Skiers Qualify for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Four Skiers Qualify for Pyeongchang Winter OlympicsFour Skiers Qualify for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Four alpine and cross-country skiers will take part in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25.

In the woman’s alpine category Forough Abbasi defeated Atefeh Ahmadi to grab a ticket to South Korea, Iran Ski Federation reported on its website. Abbasi, 24, has also carried the Winter Olympic torch in South Korea. She has achieved many honors in several sporting events including third place in the national endurance horse riding competition, national rock climbing competition and national mountain biking championships.

Mohammad Kia-Darbandsari in the men’s alpine category qualified for the event. In the cross-country category, Seyyed Sattar Seyd and Samaneh Beyrami will represent Iran in the men and women categories respectively.

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