India’s campaign at the Winter Olympics came to an end on Wednesday after the country’s lone participant, alpine skier Mohammad Arif Khan, logged a ‘Did Not Finish’ in the men’s slalom event here.
The 31-year-old who had finished 45th in the giant slalom event on Sunday, was unable to complete Run 1 at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre here.
Since Khan, who was making his Winter Olympics debut, was unable to finish Run 1, he won’t be competing in the second run of men’s slalom. Only 52 of the 88 starters finished the first run and will compete again in Run 2.
Wearing bib No. 79, Khan made a decent start, finishing the first intermediate in 14.40s and the second in 34.24s. However, he failed to complete the final section.
Austria’s Johannes Strolz was the fastest skier in Run 1 with a time of 53.92s. The Norwegian duo of Henrik Kristoffersen (53.94s) and Sebastian Foss-Silevaag (53.98s) were second and third, respectively.