Indian alpine skier From Jammu and Kashmir, Arif Mohammed Khan has qualified for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing, China. Khan, who hails from North Kashmir, booked the Winter Games ticket in an Olympic qualifier alpine skiing event in Dubai.
Arif Khan has earlier represented the country in many international events, including World Championships. “Arif Khan qualified for Beijing Winter Olympcs in ski and snow board,” Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said in a tweet.
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.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, has 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.
“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.
Beijing Winter Olympics, 2022 is scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20 in Beijing and towns in the neighbouring Hebei province in the People’s Republic of China.