Iranian skier runner up in int’l ski league

Karaj, Jan 10, IRNA – Iranian skier Morteza Jafari ranked 2nd in the international ski league which was held in Darband Sar ski resort in northern Tehran.

“Jafari in Slalom field stood second,” Head of Alborz Alpine Committee Sadeq Kalhor .

“The event was held for receiving 2018 Winter Olympics slated to be held in South Korea on Feb 9,” he added.

Slalom is an alpine skiing and alpine snowboarding discipline, involving skiing between poles or gates.

These are spaced more closely than those in giant slalom, super giant slalom and downhill, necessitating quicker and shorter turns. Internationally, the sport is contested at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, and at the Olympic Winter Games.

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place on February 9-25, 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.

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