Manali’s Aanchal Thakur created history when she became the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing after winning Bronze at the prestigious Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organized by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) at the Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey. She won the medal in the slalom race category.
“Delighted with her win,” Aanchal said that it was a result of months of training. Aanchal, a 21-year-old girl from Burua, Manali. She is the daughter of Roshan Thakur, the secretary general of the Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI).
Finally something unexpected happened. My first ever international medal.🙌 Federation International Ski Race (FIS). At the end turkey served me well 😇😇.
— Aanchal Thakur (@alleaanchal) January 9, 2018
“This is a breakthrough for the sport in India and the entire skiing fraternity is proud of her achievement,” Roshan Thakur told TOI after her win. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also congratulated Aanchal.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 10, 2018
Congrats Aanchal Thakur @alleaanchal for the Slalom Skiing Bronze in the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey.
India opens account by a first ever medal in skiing 👍
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 10, 2018