Sun Mar 12, 2017 09:43AM
Iranian ski mountaineer Abdulrahman Ghazzagh
Iranian ski mountaineer Abdulrahman Ghazzagh

Iranian ski mountaineers have received six medals, including one gold, at the fourth edition of Gangwon Provincial Governor Cup Korea Ski Mountaineering Championship.

On Sunday, Iran’s Abdulrahman Ghazzagh vied for the top honor in the men’s junior individual race contests at High1 Ski Resort in South Korea’s mountainous and forested northeastern region of Gangwon, and stunned opponents to deservedly stand on the top position.

Abolfazl Savehei in the men’s individual race section could pick up a bronze medal for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Taraneh Rezaei also garnered a bronze medal for the Iranian delegation in the women’s individual division.

Earlier in the tournament, Iranian representative had managed to win one silver and two bronze medals in the vertical race competitions.

Iranian ski mountaineer Taraneh Rezaei

The fourth edition of Gangwon Provincial Governor Cup Korea Ski Mountaineering Championship opened in Gangwon, northeastern South Korea, on March 11, and will wrap up on March 12, 2017.

The event has brought together dozens of male and female athletes from China, Iran, Japan, Russia and Turkey.

 Ski mountaineering is a skiing discipline that involves climbing mountains either on skis or carrying them, depending on the steepness of the ascent, and then descending on skis. It is an activity that variously combines ski touring, Telemark, backcountry skiing, and mountaineering.

The three prestigious races in the field are the Italian Mezzalama Trophy, the Swiss Patrouille des Glaciers, and the French Pierra Menta.