Rabat - Since their early childhood, Kétlyne and Karen Ghebbari, two French-Moroccan sisters, have been amazed by figure skating, the magnificent ice sport.
Rabat – Since their early childhood, Kétlyne and Karen Ghebbari, two French-Moroccan sisters, have been amazed by figure skating, the magnificent ice sport.
At seven and four years old, respectively, Kétlyne and Karen spent their time figure skating, performing moves and tricks; toe jumps, edge jumps, rotations in the air, loops, and axels.
Originally from Morocco, the two champion sisters have already performed across their home country (Morocco), where they won the Moroccan Novice Championship of Figure Skating, organized last May by the Moroccan Association for Ice Sports. In 2011, Kétlyne won the World Figure Skating Champions League and the 2011 International Competition of Figure Skating “Rooster Cup.”
Every day after school, Kétlyne and Karen go to their club to practice. The two sisters exercise fifteen hours a week, except for the weekend, which is devoted to their homework. The two sisters say that they do not have time to do other things; they devote all their time to figure skating.
Further, the two champions said that for the sake of enhancing their skills, they moved from Valence (France) to Colmar, constantly seeking better coaches.
Proud of their Moroccan origins, the two sisters are now aiming to participate in the 2016 Figure Skating World Championship in Austria and win the title for Morocco. Kétlyne and Karen also hope to participate in the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea.
“I want develop this sport in Morocco, and I would like one day to participate in the Olympic Games and in the World’s Champions under the colors of my country of origin,” Karen told France 3 Channel.
“I am very proud to be Moroccan, and to be French also,” she added.