Aanchal Thakur wins India's first worldwide medal in skiing

Thakur won the bronze medal in the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in the slalom race category | Aanchal Thakur via Twitter

The 21-year-old won bronze at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in the slalom race category which was organised by Skiing's worldwide governing body, global Ski Federation at the Palandoken Ski Centre, in Erzurum in Turkey.

In a first, Aanchal Thakur, hailing from a small village in Manali, has become the first ever Indian to win an global medal in skiing.

Congratulating Thakur on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narenndra Modi praised the girl for winning the medal and hailed her landmark victory. "India opens account by a first ever medal in skiing Well done!", Rathore, who won a sliver medal in shooting in 2004 Athens Olympics, wrote. "At the end turkey served me well", Thakur captioned the tweet with multiple images of her podium finish.

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Anchal's biggest support has been her father, Roshan Thakur, who is also the secretary general of the Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI). "Wishing you the very best for your future endeavours", he further added. 21-Year-old, Aanchal clinched bronze at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey. Her skills were honed by former Olympian Heera Lal, reported ToI. Papa always wanted me to ski and he has been spending out of his pocket all this while.

Her father, Roshan Thakur, said he was proud of his daughter, but rued the state of the sport in the country. Without any government help, you can imagine how much he has spent on me and my brother.

It is an expensive sport with the equipment, comprising ski, boots and clothing costing approximately Rs 5,00,000.

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India's first-ever global medal in the skiing championship.

Aanchal stated that if her father had not backed her, there was no way she could have pursued skiing. "When I got up, I saw their tweets and it was like a dream come true". "I hope Aanchal's medal helps our cause".

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