Jordan’s Sara Sukhtian has completed her giant slalom competition at the 8th Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, by finishing a credible 22nd.
Despite facing a tricky course that several competitors were unable to complete, Sukhtian finished both her runs and place above two competitors from Pakistan and another from Mongolia to ensure Jordan has an official time for future compatriots to target.
“It was important for us to be represented here and show the Olympic Council of Asia that Jordan is serious about competing in winter sports events,” she said.
“I am really pleased to have finished. It was a very challenging course so I am delighted with what was achieved. I hope that other Jordanians with a passion for winter sports will see that there is an opportunity for them to compete for their country in the future.”
The event was won by Japan’s Emi Hasegawa. Meanwhile, Sukhtian’s teammate Suhail Azzam also completed the men’s Giant Slalom yesterday and will go in the Slalom on Friday.