India clinch gold, silver in Alpine Men''s Giant Slalom event

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Auli (Uttarakhand), Jan 14 (PTI) India today clinchedgold and silver medals in the Alpine Giant Slalom skiing eventin men''s category after the second and the last leg of SouthAsian Federation (SAF) winter games kicked off here today.

Arif Khan won the gold with a timing of 2 minutes and21.60 seconds, while Jamyang who took 2 minutes and 21.74seconds to settle for a silver.

Bronze medal was bagged by a Pakistani, who helped hiscountry open its account in SAF winter games by registering atiming of 2 minutes and 21.75 seconds.

Earlier, all the medals in ice-skating events were won byIndia only, which was held in Dehra Dun from Jan 10-12.

Meanwhile, earlier today, the official inauguration ofthe skii event here was delayed as Planning Commission deputychairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister ofUttarakhand Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank could not reach the hillstation on time due to bad weather.

In the morning, some parts of Uttarakhand receivedintermittent rainfall.

Auli has been developed as the world class destinationfor winter games for skiing events and Uttarakhand governmentbelieves that the games would help in attracting sports loversas well as tourists from home and abroad to the hill state.

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