Women On Top
21-Year-Old Woman Wins First Ever International Skiing Medal For India
A 21-year-old from the hills of Himachal has created history and made India proud. Aanchal Thakur made Indian history on Turkish soil by being the first Indian ever, to win a medal at an international skiing event.
International Ski Federation (FIS) organised the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey, where this young athlete won a bronze medal in the ‘slalom race category’.
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
Aanchal was trending on Twitter on Wednesday and was congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, and Suresh Raina on the social media website.
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
Congrats Aanchal Thakur @alleaanchal for the Slalom Skiing Bronze in the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey.
India opens account by a first ever medal in skiing 👍
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 10, 2018
Congratulations #AanchalThakur on becoming the first Indian to win an international medal in #skiing ⛷️ at the Federation Internationale de Ski International Skiing Competition in Turkey. Great achievement! https://t.co/WoxKJD8XLZ #WomenAtWork #WomenEmpowerment pic.twitter.com/AGq9ykPpvl
— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) January 10, 2018
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 10, 2018
What great news!! Congratulations to #AanchalThakur on becoming the first Indian to win a medal at an international skiing event. #LetsCheerForAanchalThakur #DaughtersOfIndia #WomenPower @alleaanchal pic.twitter.com/8t1rkSfo58
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) January 10, 2018
We are so proud of her achievement. You go girl!