Beijing 2022: Tough luck for Aruwin in slalom

by BERNAMA / pic credit: Olympic Council of Malaysia FB

KUALA LUMPUR – It was tough luck for national alpine skier Aruwin Salehhuddin in her second outing at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, today.

After managing to clinch a remarkable 38th spot in the women’s giant slalom on Monday, Aruwin crashed out while descending in the women’s slalom event Run 1 at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre.

The Colorado-based skier, who will turn 18 on Monday, was on track with her impressive skiing, before she fell down close to the finishing line, thus failing to advance to Run 2.

Duerr Lena of Germany topped Run 1 clocking 52.17 seconds, followed by Switzerland’s Gisin Michelle (52.20s) and Hector Sara (52.29s) to progress to the second and final round as top contenders.

Aruwin, who created history as the first Malaysian woman to compete in the Winter Olympics, had recorded 1:06.13s in Run 1 in the giant slalom event on Monday to secure 46th place.

Then in Run 2 on the same day, she clocked one minute and 06.15 seconds to finish in 38th place with an overall time of 2:12.28s.

The country’s challenge in the Winter Games will be continued by another alpine skier, Jeffrey Webb, who made his Winter Olympics debut at the 2018 PyeongChang Games in South Korea, in the men’s slalom event on Feb 16.