Aanchal Thakur is a 21-year-old girl from Manali, India. She has now joined the list of the women achievers by winning the medal at an international skiing event for India. Aanchal has made history by bringing the first skiing medal for India.
Aanchal Thakur won a bronze at the Alpine Ejder 3200 cup in Turkey organized by the International Skiing Federation.
She was born on August 28, 1996, in Burua, Manali. Her father Roshan Lal Thakur is the Secretary-General For Winter Games Federation Of India. Heera Lal, a former Olympian is her coach. She also participated in Winter Youth Olympics 2012 held in Austria, and Asian Winter Games 2017 held in Japan.
Her father responding to this achievement described this win as a dream come true moment for every Indian.
This is how the achiever responded after getting first skiing medal for India
Finally something unexpected happened. My first ever international medal.? Federation International Ski Race (FIS). At the end turkey served me well ??.
PC- @alwyncreed #strangethingshappen #skiteamindia #onehimachal #himalayangirls pic.twitter.com/pjkSddCpi5
— Aanchal Thakur (@alleaanchal) January 9, 2018
India is such a country where cricket is considered as the only sport and given a huge amount of attention to. But people and sportspersons like Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, P V Sindhu have succeeded in gaining the attention of the people with their achievements. And the recent achievers like Mirabai Chanu, Adit Ashok are making turns head, it seems to be Aanchal’s turn now to grab the attention. And these young women are making the girl power point louder and clear with their achievements to the Indian audience.
And this girl has now become a trending point and this is how various people are responding to this win of the first skiing medal for India.
Prime Minister Modi was the first to congratulate the young achiever
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) January 10, 2018
Congratulations to Aanchal Thakur @alleaanchal on becoming the first Indian to win an International Medal in skiing after clinching Bronze in the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey.#skiing #alpine #Turkey #AanchalThakur pic.twitter.com/RTCLV2yp4Y
— Ashok Goel (@AshokGoelBJP) January 10, 2018
BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! to #AanchalThakur, who got her name in the history books, by becoming the "FIRST Indian" to win an international medal in #Skiing.
?? ?? Jai Ho .. Proud !!#RjAlok pic.twitter.com/bMNLBdYlZC
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) January 10, 2018
Congratulations #AanchalThakur for becomes first Indian to win an international medal in skiing…..
— Sankalp Bhaireli (@sankalpbhaireli) January 10, 2018
— Onir (@IamOnir) January 10, 2018
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) January 10, 2018
2018 has got a good start for girls in sports with this win and we hope to see girls like her more in future.
Go Girls Go!!!!