Meet Aanchal Thakur, Who Won India First-ever International Medal In Skiing


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).

 

“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.