Arif Khan, the lone Indian athlete: A. Khaa has qualified for two events in the same edition of the Games. which he will compete in on Feb. 13 and 16.
Despite India’s diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics, skier A. Khan led a modest four-person Indian team to the Opening ceremony on Friday.
Arif Khan, the lone Indian Athlete, carries the tricolor at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Arif K., 31 year Old, will be the Games’ lone Indian contestant, having qualified in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events. A coach, a technician, and a team manager were among the six members of India’s delegation to the Games.
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Despite a diplomatic boycott by major countries including the United States and the United Kingdom over alleged human rights violations in Xinjiang. China allowed athletes from 84 countries to compete at the historic Bird’s Nest sports complex.
After China chose Qi Fabao, the regimental commander of the People’s Liberation Army. Who was injured during the 2020 military face-off with Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. India announced a diplomatic boycott of the Games.
India said, was regrettable, and it opted to politicize the Olympics.
Arif, who was born in the Baramulla district of Kashmir. Started skiing at an early age and won his first national slalom championship when A. Khan 12 years old. He went on to win two gold medals in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events at the South Asian Winter Games in 2011.