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Malaysia’s Jeffrey Webb, Aruwin Salehhuddin in Beijing, China for 2022 Winter Olympics

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Malaysia is represented at the 2022 Winter Olympics by Jeffrey Webb, 23, and Aruwin Salehhuddin, 17. Hosted by Beijing, China, the international winter multisport event will be held from February 4-20, 2022.

During the event’s opening ceremony, Webb and Salehhuddin served as Malaysia’s flag bearers. He will compete in men’s slalom and she will compete in women’s slalom and women’s giant slalom.

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In 2017, Webb became the first athlete to represent Malaysia in alpine skiing in the Asian Winter Games. He finished 68th in men’s giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Gangwon, South Korea.

Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, Salehhuddin finished 31st in slalom at the 2021 Junior World Championships in Bansko, Bulgaria, making her the first Malaysian athlete to compete in the event. She is Ayob Salehhuddin‘s daughter.

Aruwin’s personal coach Mladen Bezjak is from Croatia. They often train in the European country.

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In July 2015, Beijing was elected as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This marks the first time the Winter Olympics is held in China.

Including Webb and Aruwin, a total of 2,871 athletes from 91 countries and territories will compete in 109 events in seven sports. The events will be held not only in Beijing but also in other parts of China including Yanqing and Chongli.

On February 4, 2022, the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics was held at Beijing National Stadium in Beijing. The final seven torchbearers mounted the torch itself into the center of a stylized snowflake that was constructed from placards bearing the names of the delegations competing in the event.

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