Two skiers win title at Erzurum campaign Day 1

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (MNA) – Two Iranian skiers managed to win gold medals on the first day of international alpine skiing event underway in Erzurum of Turkey.

On the opening day of Erzurum alpine skiing campaign, Iran’s Hossein Saveh Shemshaki came first in Men’s section while his compatriot, Atefeh Ahmadi, stood on top of the podium in the Women’s division.

Moreover, Mohammad Kiadarbandsari presented eye-catching athletic skills and collected a silver medal on Day 1 of the international sportive event.

A Skier from Hungary landed third in the Men’s competitions winning the bronze trophy.

In women’s group, Iran’s Ahmadi was followed by two athletes from host country Turkey who stood in second and third places overall.

Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the sport or recreation of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is characterized by the requirement for mechanical assistance getting to the top of the hill, since the equipment does not allow efficient walking or hiking, unlike cross-country skis which use free-heel bindings.

It is typically practiced at ski resorts which provide services such as ski lifts, artificial snow making and grooming, first aid, and restaurants. Alpine skiing has been an event at the Winter Olympic Games since 1936

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