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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: India’s Mohammad Arif Khan finishes 45th in giant slalom

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: India’s Mohammad Arif Khan finishes 45th in giant slalom

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This was India's best-ever show at the Winter Games. Arif Khan will be in action in the men’s slalom next on Wednesday. Indian alpine skier  Mohammad Arif Khan finished 45th in the men’s giant slalom event at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Sunday. Mohammad Arif Khan clocked 2:47.24 seconds – 1:22.35 in the first run and 1:24.89 in the second run – at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre. The Jammu and Kashmir-born skier was making his Winter Games debut at the event. This was India’s best-ever finish in men’s giant slalom at the Winter Games. Jeremy Bujakowski,  India’s first-ever Winter Olympian, had finished 65th at Grenoble 1968. Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt won the gold medal with a timing of 2:09.35 seconds, while Slovenia’s Zan Kranjec (2:09.54) and France’s Mat...
Winter Olympics, Opening Ceremony: Mohammad Arif Khan to lead a billion hopes at Parade of Nations at Beijing 2022

Winter Olympics, Opening Ceremony: Mohammad Arif Khan to lead a billion hopes at Parade of Nations at Beijing 2022

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The opening ceremony, including the Parade of Nations, for the Winter Games is scheduled for February 4. It starts at 5:30 PM IST. Watch live in India. On February 4, all roads lead to the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. Fourteen years after dazzling the world with a memorable opening and closing ceremonies to mark the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, the iconic venue in the Chinese capital will light up yet again for the  Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Along with cultural programmes showcasing China’s rich heritage, the traditional Parade of Nations will see contingents of every participating country proudly marching past with their country’s flag. The opening ceremony signals the official beginning of the Games. This year, for the first time in Winter Olympics history, each...
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: Support Arif Khan like you did for me at Tokyo, Neeraj Chopra urges India

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: Support Arif Khan like you did for me at Tokyo, Neeraj Chopra urges India

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The Tokyo 2020 men’s javelin throw gold medallist also sent his heartfelt wishes to alpine skier Arif Khan, who will be India’s only representative at the Beijing Games. When he skis down the slopes at the Xiaohaituo Alpine Skiing Field at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, India’s Mohammad Arif Khan will have a country of 1.4 billion rooting for him. Among them will be a special Indian, who has seen and done it all at the biggest Games on Planet Earth. He is Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra. Neeraj Chopra, who won the javelin throw gold medal at Tokyo 2020 last year, is India’s first-ever Olympic medalist in athletics and only the second from the country, after shooter Abhinav Bindra, to win an individual gold medal at the Summer Games. The ace javelin thrower is aware of the impor...
Winter Olympics: Arif Khan shouldering India’s hopes in Beijing 2022

Winter Olympics: Arif Khan shouldering India’s hopes in Beijing 2022

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The Indian Alpine skier will be India’s sole representative at the Beijing 2022 Games but will participate in two events – slalom and giant slalom. Get schedule. With the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics getting underway in China from Friday, February 4, India’s collective focus will be on Alpine skier Mohammad Arif Khan. Arif Khan will be the only Indian athlete at the upcoming Winter Games, which conclude on February 20. The Jammu and Kashmir skier will compete in two events – men’s slalom and giant slalom. With only Arif Khan, Beijing 2022 will see India’s smallest contingent since the Salt Lake 2002 Games, where luger Shiva Keshavan was the country’s only representative. At the last edition, Sochi 2018, India had a contingent of two. At Beijing 2022, the 31-year-old Arif Khan will be I...