#IndiaProud: Meet Aanchal Thakur, the first Indian to win international medal in skiing

The 21-year-old won a bronze medal in Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) in Turkey

Manali girl Aanchal Thakur on January 9 brought laurels to the country after she became the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing. She won the medal in the slalom race category.

The 21-year-old won a bronze medal in Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) in Turkey.

Aanchal took to her Twitter account after winning the medal and tweeted:

Following her success, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Aanchal with a special message. PM Modi on his Twitter handle wrote:

Besides PM Modi, India’s sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore also took to his Twitter account to congratulate the girl. He wrote:

Aanchal hails from Burua, a small village in Manali.

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