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J&Okay skier Arif Khan qualifies for two occasions in 2022 Winter Olympics | Extra sports activities Information

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NEW DELHI: 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 12 months.
Khan achieved the uncommon feat lately by qualifying for 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.
“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 large slalom occasion as nicely.

“For the primary time in historical past, an Indian shall 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 Games up to now.
Khan is knowledgeable alpine skier from north Kashmir’s Tangmarg and has certified for large slalom occasion at Kolasin, Montenegro lately. He has represented India in additional than 100 ski occasions held internationally and has been present process coaching in Europe for probably the most a part of this 12 months.

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