Arif Mohammed Khan has change into first Indian athlete to qualify for two totally different occasions in Winter Olympics.© Twitter
Jammu and Kashmir-based alpine skier Arif Mohammed Khan has change into the primary Indian athlete to qualify for 2 totally different occasions of the Winter Olympics, set to be held in Beijing from February 4, subsequent yr. Khan achieved the uncommon feat not too long ago by qualifying for the his second occasion — big slalom — a month after reserving his first Winter Olympics ticket in alpine snowboarding slalom class in an Olympic qualifier in Dubai. The information was confirmed by his promoter JSW Sports activities.
“JSW-supported Alpine skier Arif Khan who had earlier earned a provisional quota for the slalom occasion on the 2022 Winter Olympics, has now certified for the enormous slalom occasion as nicely.
“For the primary time in historical past, an Indian will probably be competing in two totally different occasions on the Winter Olympics,” JSW Sports activities wrote in a fb put up on Wednesday evening.
Whereas India was represented by two athletes — Jagdish Singh (cross nation snowboarding) and Shiva Keshavan (luge) — within the 2018 Winter Video games, Khan is the one particular person to have certified for the 2022 Winter Video games up to now.
Khan is knowledgeable alpine skier from north Kashmir’s Tangmarg and has certified for big slalom occasion at Kolasin, Montenegro not too long ago. He has represented India in additional than 100 ski occasions held the world over and has been present process coaching in Europe for probably the most a part of this yr.
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