J&K Boy Arif Khan Alpine Skier Winter Olympics 2022

J&K Boy Arif Khan Alpine Skier Winter Olympics 2022

J&K Boy Arif Khan Alpine Skier Winter Olympics 2022

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) alpine skier Mohammed Arif Khan has qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing.

Mohammad Arif Khan, Who comes from northern Kashmir, Booked himself a Winter Games ticket in an Olympic qualifier alpine skiing event in Dubai.

He also represented the country in many international championships including the world championship.

“Arif Khan qualified for Beijing Winter Olympics in ski and snowboard,” Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said in a tweet. source

Mohammad Arif Khan, a national and South Asian slalom champion in alpine skiing, has become the first Indian to earn a quota for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Who is Arif Khan?

Alpine Ski is his blood. He grew up in Jammu and Kashmir detail is here, where is he come from?

Date of BirthMarch 3, 1990
CityGulmarg
State & UTJammu & Kashmir (UT)
FatherYasin Khan
CoachShabir Ahmad Wani

Achievement

YearAgeEventAward
12 yearFirst appearance at the national championship
16 Yearjunior international ski federation (FIS) event in Yomase, Japanfinished 23rd in the giant slalom
2011South Asian Winter Gamesin the slalom and giant slalom – two gold medals
2013FIS World Ski ChampionshipsIndian alpine skier finished 59th in the slalom and 91st in the giant slalom 

Arif has taken part in 3 more world championships, with his best result being 45th in the giant slalom at the 2021 edition in Italy. It was the first time he qualified for the final in any world championship event.

Source: Olympics

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