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Kashmiri alpine skier Arif Khan qualifies for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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30-year-old Arif Khan hails from the Hajibal Tanmarg area and has represented the country four times in the World Championships in skiing.

Arif Khan has represented the country four times in the World Championships (Omar Abdullah Twitter Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arif Khan secured his place in the 2022 Winter Games during the qualifying event in Dubai
  • Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, congratulated Arif Khan
  • The Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 is scheduled to be held from February 4 to 20

Kashmiri Alpine skier, Arif Khan, has qualified for the upcoming Winter Olympics 2022 to be held in Beijing. Arif secured his place in the Games during the qualifying event in Dubai on Saturday.

The 30-year-old who hails from the Hajibal Tanmarg area, has represented the country four times in the World Championships.

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, congratulated Arif Khan, Sports Council and Youth Services Sports department for the feat and hoped that his performance in Beijing Winter Olympics will be medal winning.

He also said that creation of world class sporting infrastructure with training and coaching facilities has started showing results and more and more players are getting selected for National and International sports events.

The Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 is scheduled to be held from February 4 to 20.

“The creation of world-class sporting infrastructure with training and coaching facilities has started showing results and more and more players are getting selected for National and International sports events,” said Farooq Khan in a statement.

Farooq Khan also took to social media to hail Arif’s achievement and wished him well for the future.

“It is a proud moment for the whole [email protected] to ensure Arif is provided with world-class training facilities by best-in-class coaches&support staff.I wish him all the best for games”, he said.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also congratulated Arif and wrote, “Congratulations Arif, well done for qualifying for #Beijing2022. We will all be rooting for you.”

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