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Ifrah suffers injury in Austria

November 29, 2014


ISLAMABAD: South Asian champion and the country’s top skier Ifrah Wali has suffered a leg injury during training in Austria, said an official of the Ski Federation Pakistan (SFP) on Friday.

According to SFP, Ifrah, who is in Austria for one-month training, suffered the injury to her right leg during training the other day.

“Ifrah met the tragedy while doing training as she slipped from a slope of Hinte­r­tux glacier [in Austria], from where she was airlifted to a hospital,” SFP spok­es­man said. “She is being treated at the hospital where the doctors have advised her six-week bed rest,” he said, adding the president and patron-in chief of SFP were in contact with her.

“It’s one of the slopes of Hintertux glacier. I was passing the gates and suddenly my left ski rotated. It got stuck but it rotated completely, I slid down badly. Later I was shifted to sports city hospital in Heli,” Ifrah told her father. Meanwhile, speaking to Dawn Ifrah’s father retired Col Wali said: “We are trying to get an early ticket to bring her back home.”

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2014