Aanchal Thakur, a 21-year-old from Himachal Pradesh, created history when she became the first Indian to win an International Medal in Skiing.
Aanchal achieved a Bronze medal, India’s first international medal in skiing in the slalom race category at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by Skiing’s international governing body, Federation International de Ski (FIS) at the Palandoken Ski Centre, in Erzurum in Turkey.
Aanchal Thakur after winning India’s first international medal in skiing took to Twitter and wrote- “Finally something unexpected happened. My first ever international medal. Federation International Ski Race (FIS). At the end turkey served me well,” she wrote in a tweet.
“Months of training have finally borne fruit. I started well and managed to take a good lead, which helped later in getting the third-place finish,” she said. Her father, Roshan Thakur, who works as the secretary general of the Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI), also spoke to the newspaper and described her achievement as a “breakthrough for the sport in India”, Aanchal said speaking to media.