TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iranian skiers have exhibited fine performances at the 2018 Asian Alpine Ski Championships, and collected a dozen medals, including two gold ones, and claimed the second spot at the conclusion of the continental sports event.
On Tuesday, the Islamic Republic of Iran finished as the vice champion of the three-day competitions at Darbandsar ski resort, located 60 kilometers northeast of the Iranian capital city of Tehran, having won two gold medals, six silvers and four bronzes.
Kazakhstan was crowned the champion with five gold medals, while South Korea stood third with a gold medal and a bronze.
Iran’s Mohammad Kia-Darbandsari snatched the gold medal in the men’s slalom competitions on Tuesday, while Kazakhstan’s Igor Zakurdayev finished second and received the silver. Hossein Saveh-Shemshaki, another representative from Iran, took the bronze.
In the women’s slalom contests, Iranian contestant Forough Abbasi stood behind South Korea’s Shin Hyo-im and claimed the silver medal. Kazakh skier Yekaterina Karpova pocketed the bronze medal.
Earlier, Kia-Darbandsari scooped the silver in the men’s giant slalom competitions. Kazakhstan’s Zakhar Kuchin and Igor Zakurdayev received the gold and bronze medals respectively.
Sadaf Saveh-Shemshaki also picked up a silver medal at women’s giant slalom on Monday. Mariya Grigorova from Kazakhstan finished first; and South Korea’s Shin Hyo-im claimed the third spot.
On Saturday and the first day of the tournament, Kia-Darbandsari took the alpine combined gold medal. Zakurdayev got the silver and Hossein Saveh-Shemshaki had to settle with the bronze.
Kia-Darbandsari also claimed the men’s Super-G silver. Zakurdayev and Kuchin got the gold and bronze medals of the disciple respectively.
Grigorova won the gold medal in the women’s Super-G, while Iran’s Atefeh Ahmadi and Sadaf Saveh-Shemshaki snatched the silver and bronze medals.
Iranian skiers Saveh-Shemshaki and Abbasi won the silver and bronze medals in the women’s alpine combined competitions. Kazakhstan’s Grigorova stood atop the podium and clinched the gold medal.
The 2018 Asian Alpine Ski Championships took place between March 4 and 6, 2018.
* *******Iranian alpine skier Mohammad Kia-Darbandsari