India’s Iciness Olympics marketing campaign ends

Jagdish finishes a deficient 103rd

IMAGE: Jagdish Singh of India competes all through the Go-Nation Snowboarding Males’s 15km Loose at Alpensia Go-Nation Centre. : Clive Mason/Getty Photographs

India’s Jagdish Singh, on Friday, completed a depressing 103rd within the males’s 15-km unfastened cross-country snowboarding race on the Pyeongchang Iciness Olympics, bringing down curtains on nation’s acquainted disastrous display within the quadrennial Video games.


The 26-year-old Jagdish, who was once making his Olympic debut, clocked 43.03 mins whilst crossing the end line on the Alpensia Go-Nation Snowboarding Centre to finish his race at 103rd out of 119 competition.

Jagdish’s time was once nine:16.four mins slower than Switzerland’s Dario Cologna, who took his 3rd instantly Olympic gold with a time of 33:43.nine. Norway’s Simen Krueger (34:02.2) gained the silver whilst Denis Spitsov (34:06.nine), an Olympic Athlete from Russia, took house the bronze.

The Indian, who trains on the Top Altitude Struggle College (HAWS) at Gulmarg, was once round 40 seconds slower than the chief within the preliminary 1.five km mark however the hole widened because the race stepped forward.

On the midway mark, Jagdish was once four:28 mins slower than the chief and the time hole went on expanding although he was once ready to complete a couple of puts above his 116th place get started.

In cross-country snowboarding, athletes must drift throughout a 15 km-long trail on a snow-covered box within the shortest imaginable time. The observe has uphill, degree and downhill terrains.

Shiva Keshavan

IMAGE: Shiva Keshavan is India’s iciness sports activities poster-boy. : Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Photographs

India is being represented through best two athletes within the Pyeongchang Iciness Olympics. On February 11, Shiva Keshavan had completed 34th within the males’s luge singles tournament in his 6th and final Iciness Olympics.

In a rustic the place iciness sports activities is of very low profile, India has no longer produced any profitable efficiency within the Iciness Olympics apart from that Keshavan’s six Video games participation was once a exceptional success.

India took phase within the Iciness Olympics for the primary time in 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria, the place Jeremy Bujakowski, an alpine skier of Polish descent, represented the rustic. He was once once more there within the 1968 Video games in Grenoble (France) prior to Shailaja Kumar, Gul Dev and Kishor Rahtna Rai — all alpine skiers — took phase within the Iciness Olympics within the 1988 version in Calgary, Canada.

Keshavan then took the mantle of sporting the Indian flag in six Iciness Olympics from 1998 in Nagano, Japan to Pyeongchang this time.

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