Anchal Thakur from Manali has become the first Indian to clinch the international medal in skiing. The 21-year-old won a Bronze medal in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in the slalom race category. The competition was organised by Federation International de Ski (FIS) at the Palandoken Ski Centre, in Erzurum in Turkey.
Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore took to Twitter to congratulate Aanchal, “Congrats Aanchal Thakur for the Slalom Skiing Bronze in the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey. India opens account by a first ever medal in skiing. Well done!”