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India bags 1st International Medal in Skiing

Published on January 11, 2018
India's Aanchal Thakur created history by winning a medal at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey organised by The Federation Internationale de Ski.

India bags 1st International Medal in Skiing

  • She won the medal in the slalom race category, which involves skiing between poles and gates spaced more closely than giants slalom or super giant slalom.
  • 21 year old Aanchal Thakur belongs to a small village in Manali. She won a bronze medal at the prestigious event which was organised at Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey, from January 6 to January 9.
  • Aanchal is the daughter of the secretary general of the Winter Games Federation of India - Roshan Thakur. She learned the tricks and the trades of the sport from her father and after that went on to work with Olympian Heera Lal.
  • Aanchal's magnificent feat holds great relevance when there is lack of culture and infrastructure for winter sports in India.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged Aanchal’s achievements saying that the entire nation is celebrating with her. 

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