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India bags 1st International Medal in Skiing

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. 
India bags 1st International Medal in Skiing India bags 1st International Medal in Skiing Reviewed by insiya yadav on January 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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