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Indian alpine skier Arif Khan qualifies for Beijing Winter Olympics

Source: PTI
November 20, 2021 23:53 IST
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Alpine Skier Arif Khan hails from North Kashmir

IMAGE: Alpine Skier Arif Khan hails from North Kashmir. Photograph: Sports India/Twitter

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

Khan, who hails from North Kashmir, booked the Winter Games ticket in an Olympic qualifier alpine skiing event in Dubai. He has earlier represented the country in many international events, including the World Championships.

 

"Arif Khan qualified for Beijing Winter Olympcs in ski and snow board," Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta tweeted on Saturday.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated Khan on qualifying for the winter sports showpiece.

"Congratulations Arif, well done for qualifying for #Beijing2022. We will all be rooting for you," Abdullah tweeted.

The Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing from February 4 to 20.

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