Lebanese skier Elie Tawk qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics after participating in a recent tournament in Germany.
The delegation of the Lebanese Ski Federation in Germany returned to Lebanon on Tuesday after competing in an international tournament that involved 5-km women’s races, 10-km men’s races, and 1.2-km mixed sprint races, the Federation said in a statement.
The delegation was headed by the Federation’s vice-president, Victor Abou Saad, and it included skiers Charbel Nehme, Paul Kayrouz, Salim Lazm, Elie Tawk, Huguette Fakhry, Nour Kayrouz, and Raquel Sakr, under the supervision of Argentinian coach Lola Lovisolo
Elie Tawk scored an achievement when he ranked 54th in the competition. With that, the 19-year-old skier automatically secured a place in the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, which will take place from 4 to 20 February 2022 in Beijing, China.
In light of that, the Federation’s president and members congratulated the Lebanese team, especially Elie Tawk, for the achievement.
Tawk had represented Lebanon last year in the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Lebanon‘s participation in the new skiing tournament comes after extensive workshops that took place over several years, in the framework of an intensive training program adopted by the Lebanese Ski Federation with help from foreign coaches.