Aanchal Thakur wins India’s 1st international medal in skiing

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Aanchal Thakur wins India’s 1st international medal in skiing . Manali resident Aanchal Thakur made history on Tuesday by winning India’s first-ever international medal in skiing. The 21-year-old clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) — skiing’s international governing body — at the Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey. She won the medal in the slalom race category.

Roshan Thakur, father of Aanchal and the secretary general of the Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI), was elated. “This is a breakthrough for the sport in India and the entire skiing fraternity is proud of her achievement,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi tweeted- “Well done @alleaanchal for winning an international medal in skiing! The entire nation is ecstatic on your historic accomplishment at the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey. Wishing you the very best for your future endeavours,”

Name Aanchal Thakur

DOB – Aug, 28, 1996 ( 21 years Old)

Birth PlaceBurua, Manali (HP)

Sports – Skiing

Father – Roshan Thakur ( Secretary General, Winter Games Fed. of India)

Medal Won – Bronze ( Slalom race category)

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