Iranian skier bags silver at Erzurum event

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) – Mohammad Kiadarbandsari brought home one silver medal for the Iranian caravan at the international alpine skiing event underway in Erzurum of Turkey.

On the opening day of Erzurum alpine skiing campaign, Iran’s Kiadarbandsari took part in the men’s giant slalom event and collected a silver medal after finishing in the second place.

In the same category, a Hungarian skier won the title while an athlete from Kazakhstan landed third.

First to third positions in women’s giant slalom were occupied by skiers from host Turkey.

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

The international tournament will come to an end on Wednesday in Erzurum of Turkey.

Erzurum's ski area, Palandoken, is, at 3,125m, Turkey's highest, with the longest, steepest runs, and a season that lasts from October until May.

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.


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