Blog By mariam | 26-07-19
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This 21 year old girl engraves her name in history books as she secures 3rd place in International Skiing which was held in Turkey, organized by FIS, Federation Internationale de Ski.
Meet Aanchal Thakur, who hails from Burua, Manali. She won the bronze medal in the slalom race category, in Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup.
Achieving this historical feat, Aanchal took to Twitter as she tweeted,
Finally something unexpected happened. My first ever international medal.🙌 Federation International Ski Race (FIS). At the end turkey served me well 😇😇.— Aanchal Thakur (@alleaanchal) 9 January 2018
PC- @alwyncreed #strangethingshappen #skiteamindia #onehimachal #himalayangirls pic.twitter.com/pjkSddCpi5
Aanchal Thakur spoke to TOI, after bagging the podium finish, "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."
Aanchal's father, Roshan Thakur, who is also the secretary-general of the Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI), said "This is a breakthrough for the sport in India and the entire skiing fraternity is proud of her achievement. The bureaucrats in the sports ministry do not acknowledge skiing as a sport. I hope Aanchal's medal helps our cause (in getting financial support from the Center). I want to see my daughter and son represent the country in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Center only funds travel and logistics from one Olympic to another. Rest of the time, you have to fund for yourself"
Meanwhile, PM Modi tweeted, congratulating Aanchal on her success,
Well done @alleaanchal for winning an international medal in skiing! The entire nation is ecstatic on your historic accomplishment at the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey. Wishing you the very best for your future endeavours.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 10 January 2018
Congrats Aanchal Thakur @alleaanchal for the Slalom Skiing Bronze in the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) 10 January 2018
India opens account by a first ever medal in skiing 👍
Well done! @jairamthakurbjp pic.twitter.com/vhTReuJwyl
Aanchal Thakur was initially taught by her father, she later bettered her talent with help from former Olympian, Heera Lal.