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Sochi Olympics: Pakistan's Mohammad Karim to participate today

SOCHI: Mohammad Karim of Pakistan will be seen in action on Wednesday (today) in the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Giant Slalom event here in Sochi, ARY News reports.

Mohammad Karim is the sole representative of Pakistan who has taken part in this year's competition.

Karim had also wielded the flag for Pakistan in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Riveting contests were witnessed in the Olympics earlier. Germany is still leading the points table of the Winter Olympics being held in the city.

Emil Hegle Svendsen won the gold medal for Norway in the Men's 15km Biathlon Race. Sevendson and France's Martin Fourcade had tied the race 42:29.1 minutes but the frenchmen was penalized for stumbling at the finish line to win the race. Fourcade finished 2nd in the race. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic won the bronze medal as he finished at the time of 42:42.9 minutes.

The Dutch team clean sweeped the Men's 10,000 metre Speed Skating event as they grabbed all the top three positions in the competition. Jorrit Bergsma won the gold medal and broke the world record as he crossed the finish line with 2 minutes 44.45 seconds. His team mates Sven Kramer and Bob De Jong bagged the silver and bronze medals for their country.

South Korea clinched the gold medal in the Women's 3000 metre Short Track Speed Skating Relay. The South Korean team comprising of Ha-Ri Cho, Alang Kim, Seung-Hi Park and Suk Hee Shim finished the race in 4:09.498 minutes to stood first at the podium. Canada came second with the time of 4:10.641 minutes. Italians stood third at the standings as they completed the race in 4:14.014 minutes as the Chinese team were penalized.

In the Men's Ice Hockey Competition, hosts Russia defeated Norway 4-0 to qualify for the Semi-Finals of the event. However, the Russian Women's Ice Hockey team faced defeat at the hands of Finland as they lost the match 4-0.

Germany is still leading the Olympics' medal table with eight gold medals. Norway and Switzerland are at the second and third place with their seven and six gold medals respectively.

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